POSTED: 2:04 p.m. HST, Jul 24, 2014
LAST UPDATED: 2:05 p.m. HST, Jul 24, 2014
LOS ANGELES » Blake Griffin has withdrawn from playing for the U.S. national basketball team this summer.
The Los Angeles Clippers star was one of 19 players selected to the roster from which the World Cup team will be chosen.
Griffin said Thursday that he wants to dedicate all his energy on improving and preparing for the upcoming NBA season.