Blake Griffin Taken Off Olympic Team After Injuring Left Knee; Anthony Davis to Replace Him

Blake Griffin Taken Off Olympic Team After Injuring Left Knee; Anthony Davis to Replace Him

Today, as the United States men's basketball team gears up for the 2012 Olympics in London, one of the original 12 players selected to be on the final roster finds himself in all too familiar territory. During a scrimmage on Wednesday, Blake Griffin twisted his left knee and is now forced to bow out of the upcoming Summer Games as he heads back to Los Angeles. According to Brad Turner of the LA Times, Griffin has a torn meniscus and will need surgery to repair the damage. Luckily, Blake is still expected to be ready in time for Clippers' training camp.   

With Griffin gone, USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo has asked Anthony Davis to report to training camp. But is the unibrowed one the right big man to add to the team? Should they have considered the slightly miffed Greg Monroe? Does this change Kobe's stance on who would win if the 2012 Olympic team played against the Dream Team? Look how much of an impact one injury can have, Blake.        

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[via Yahoo! Sports]

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