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Report: Paul George to play for USA Basketball in Rio Olympics

The Pacers star will take advantage of an opportunity to play in the Olympics which seemed like a long shot at best a year ago.

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Paul George will complete the comeback in full.

After breaking his leg during a USA Basketball scrimmage in August 2014, a brutal injury that put his career in question and appeared to dash any hopes of playing in the 2016 Olympic Games, PG will now realize the honor of representing his country on going for a gold medal in Rio, according to a report by Marc J. Spears.

Doubts about PG's future lingered up until the start of the 2015-16 NBA season, but from the opening tip, the Pacers star played like an All-Star and maintained that form throughout the season. The hard work in rehab which led to the success on the floor, helped PG's confidence in his health and game continue to build throughout the season.

After a spectacular seven-game playoff showing against Toronto when PG was the best player on the floor averaging 27.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists while shooting 42 percent from behind the arc, he once again cemented his spot as one of the top players in the NBA.

Mike Kryzyzweski and Jerry Colangelo supported PG throughout his injury and always kept a spot open for him just in case he would be ready to play. Well, he's ready and has now accepted the invitation to play.

Team USA will begin prepping for Rio with a four-day training camp in Las Vegas from July 18 through 21. The team will play five exhibition games, starting July 22 against Argentina and ending Aug. 1 against Nigeria. Then it is off to Rio where the Olympic basketball tournament will take place August 6-21.