Injuries will cost C's Pierce chance at Olympics

Updated: May 9, 2007, 7:21 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Paul Pierce had lobbied hard to make the USA Basketball team, but he can't seem to convince his body to follow his heart.


Jerry Colangelo, the managing director of the men's team who has been putting together the squad, told reporters on Tuesday that the Celtics star will not be on the team that will compete in qualifying this summer.

"By not playing this summer, he is pretty much eliminated from playing in the Olympics," Colangelo said, according to the Boston Globe. ...

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