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Report: Bradley Beal withdrawing from USA Basketball training camp, FIBA World Cup


Report: Bradley Beal withdrawing from USA Basketball training camp, FIBA World Cup

Bradley Beal is reportedly now on the growing list of NBA players opting out of the FIBA World Cup later this summer. 

The Washington Wizards All-Star is withdrawing from USA Basketball's Men's National Team training camp and the World Cup -- which is in China from August 31 to September 15 -- because he and partner Kamiah Adams are expecting the birth of their second child around that time, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reported Monday.

The couple had their first child, Bradley Beal II, better known as "Deuce," in July of 2018. And in April, Adams announced on Instagram that they are expecting their second baby.

USA Basketball practices are in Las Vegas from August 5-9, and the final 12-player roster is expected to be announced mid-August. Coached by San Antonio Spurs' Greg Popovich, Beal was one of 20 players -- and the only Wizard -- invited to participate at training camp.

But he's not the only player to withdraw from training camp and the World Cup. Citing their desire to focus on the upcoming season, Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis, Houston Rockets' James Harden and Eric Gordon, and Portland Trail Blazers' CJ McCollum have also said they won't participate.

Below is the full list of players invited to Team USA's Training Camp:

-Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings)
-Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards)
-Anthony Davis (New Orleans Pelicans)
-Andre Drummond (Detroit Pistons)
-Eric Gordon (Houston Rockets)
-James Harden (Houston Rockets)
-Tobias Harris (Philadelphia 76ers)
-Kyle Kuzma (Los Angeles Lakers)
-Damian Lillard (Portland Trail Blazers)
-Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks)
-Kevin Love (Cleveland Cavaliers)
-Kyle Lowry (Toronto Raptors)
-CJ McCollum (Portland Trail Blazers)
-Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks)
-Paul Millsap (Denver Nuggets)
-Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz)
-Jayson Tatum (Boston Celtics)
-P.J. Tucker (Houston Rockets)
-Myles Turner (Indiana Pacers)
-Kemba Walker (Charlotte Hornets)


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5 things to know about new Wizards senior vice president Sashi Brown

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5 things to know about new Wizards senior vice president Sashi Brown

The Washington Wizards announced Monday that Sashi Brown will be named the new senior vice president for the team.

Here are 5 things to know about Brown...

1. Sashi Brown used to be an executive for the Cleveland Browns.

Yes, you read that correctly. Sashi Brown used to work in the NFL with the Cleveland Browns. Prior to working with the Browns, Brown also worked with the Jacksonville Jaguars as their lead counsel. 

2. Brown is a Harvard Law graduate.

Sashi Brown received his law degree from Harvard University in 2002. Brown utilized his Harvard Law degree with the Jaguars and the Browns to advise them in various business making decisions. He will do the same for the Wizards.

3. Brown has D.C. roots.

Brown is no stranger to D.C. Prior to working with the Browns and Jaguars, Brown worked at the Washington, D.C. based law firm of Wilmer, Cutler, Pickering, Hale and Dorr. 

4. Brown will be moving from Ohio to D.C.

Sashi Brown currently lives in a suburb outside of Cleveland, Ohio, with his wife, Paige and two sons Robeson and Ellison and his daughter, Zora.

5. Brown is only 43 years old.

Sashi Brown is only 43 years old and was featured as a 38-year-old in Sports Business Journal's "Forty under 40" in 2015.