Steph Curry Will NOT Be Playing In The Olympics And Here’s Why

If you were planning on watching the Rio Olympics to see Steph Curry play, you better make other arrangements.

The NBA superstar announced on Monday that he will not be playing for Team USA during the 2016 Summer Games in Brazil due to a sprained knee, which he suffered in the first round of the NBA playoffs.

“My previous experiences with USA Basketball have been incredibly rewarding, educational and enjoyable, which made this an extremely difficult decision for me and my family. However, due to several factors — including recent ankle and knee injuries — I believe this is the best decision for me at this stage of my career,” Curry said. “It’s an incredible honor to represent your country and wear ‘USA’ on your chest, but my primary basketball-related objective this summer needs to focus on my body and getting ready for the 2016-17 NBA season.”

It may be disappointing for fans who wanted to watch the star player shred all over the Olympic court, but it’s not too late to get your Steph Curry fix! Tune into Game 3 of the NBA playoffs this Wednesday and watch them take on the Cleveland Cavaliers!