Posted Jul 1 2012 12:23PM
LONDON (AP) -- Britain has lost a second NBA player for the men's basketball tournament at the Olympic Games after Ben Gordon failed to link up with the squad at its training camp in the United States.
Britain coach Chris Spice says the guard couldn't commit to playing for the host nation after he was traded from the Detroit Pistons to the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday.
Spice says "It's really disappointing as he's a world-class player who would have made a huge difference."
With Bobcats center Byron Mullens out because of injury, it leaves Britain with only one NBA player -- Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng.
The London-born Gordon hasn't played for Britain despite being named in squads since 2008.
Britain was allowed to compete at the Olympics by the International Basketball Federation despite not qualifying.
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