Amare Stoudemire's availability for Team USA was thrown into doubt Monday night after questions were raised over whether his contract with the New York Knicks could be insured to allow him to play in a FIBA competition, sources told ESPN.com.
Amare Stoudemire's anticipation of competing for Team USA this summer has been tinged by concern over the arrest of his half brother on charges that include suspicion of murder.
Amare Stoudemire was dropped Thursday from the U.S. roster for their trip to Asia, leaving 14 players available for the 12 spots on the world championship team.
Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James, who was seven when the "Dream Team" debuted, was among five NBA stars named to the Olympic team.
Amare Stoudemire will get his wish and will be added to the U.S. Olympic basketball team, NBA sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Wednesday.
Amid growing concern about the quality of Team USA's squad this summer, Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire told ESPN.com that he would like the chance to represent his country.