About Pacers' O'Neal re-thinking Team USA
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Pacers' O'Neal re-thinking Team USA info
INDIANAPOLIS - Indiana forward Jermaine O'Neal is re-thinking Team USA. After declining tryout invitations because of a groin injury last season, O'Neal said he planned to talk to Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo sometime this year.
"I'm going to reach out to him because he reached out to me a couple of times last year, but it just wasn't the best feeling in my body," O'Neal said.
He helped the United States' men's basketball team win a gold medal in the 2003 Tournament of the Americas Olympic qualifier but was forced to withdraw from 2004 Olympics due to a knee injury. The U.S. will compete in the 2007 Tournament of the Americas to qualify for the 2008 Olympic games.