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Ben Gordon To Support GB in Liverpool

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Ben Gordon will be in Liverpool tomorrow supporting GB

NBA Detroit Pistons star and future Team GB squad member Ben Gordon, despite his injury which prevented him joining GB on the court this summer, will be attending the GB double header in Liverpool tomorrow as a spectator.

Gordon is keen to illustrate his commitment to GB and their aspirations for 2012 and beyond, as such he will be present at the Echo Arena providing his support to the GB teams in their quest for EuroBasket 2011 qualification.

GB Standard Life men will take on Bosnia and Herzegovina while the GB women face Germany, where wins guarantee their spots in Lithuania and Poland respectively.

Big up Gordon, in a move that proves to everyone he is serious about his commitment to the Great Britain National side in the run up to 2012.

14 Comments

  1. Coach Rob K

    August 25, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Call me cynical but is this just a publicity stunt? Why is he just coming to watch this game? Team GB have been together for a couple of months. You would have thought that he would have come over before and supported them on even more games. For me this is a hollow gesture. I know he is injured, but I cannot see it as anything more than that.

    • Sam Neter

      August 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

      I think that’s extremely harsh Rob. It’s an awesome gesture and shows his commitment to the programme-he could’ve chosen not to come at all and based on what was said in the press conference on Thursday it was him who contacted GB about coming over for a game, not the other way around.

  2. marco

    August 25, 2010 at 8:41 pm

    apoyo? que apoyo, que lesion? este individuo se ha reido de todo el mundo, igual que freeland, archibald y betts, ninguno deberia estar en 2012!!

    • Sam Neter

      August 28, 2010 at 11:13 am

      Bro you gotta start writing in English-no-one got a clue what you’re talking about lol

  3. Stephen Dolan

    August 25, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    GB = gravity bong? Homieeeee

  4. MuswellMunky

    August 25, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Fair play to BG for coming over to support the team (and watch us qualify, fingers crossed!).

    I find it hard to be negative about this, don’t really see how folks can call him out. Guess ya can’t please all of the peoples all of the time!

    Anyhoo, Team GB should be looking noice for 2012 and beyond.

    Back British Basketball!

    • Sam Neter

      August 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

      Agreed, definitely nothing negative that I can take from it.

  5. honest john

    August 26, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    i think this shows genuine commitment from BG; with his addition, i think a fully fit GB could make the quarters of Eurobasket…and then who knows!

    • Sam Neter

      August 28, 2010 at 11:14 am

      I expect us to do some damage next year. It’s so exciting!

  6. romaine

    August 27, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    GB basketball has come a long long way, fully fit..we will be a power house of EU ball… 1. Luol 2 BG 3 Popz 4 Dan Clarke 5 TBC… Go GB… Back british basketball

    • Matt

      August 28, 2010 at 11:06 am

      Don’t forget Joel Freeland!

  7. bigbadshango

    August 28, 2010 at 12:05 pm

    I think alot of people have questioned BG commitment, I was very dissapointmed that he was ruled out of this summers qualifiers. I think it’s very positive that he took time off to get to Liverpool to see the game and as Sam said it was him that got in touch with the GB management to make it happen. From what he has said in a brief tweet on his twitter account is that he enjoyed coming over and he looked to fit in well whilst rebounding for the other guys.
    With Ben and Joel Freeland adding to the current team the future is bright and we are going to shock some teams and some suits within FIBA and the IOC.
    Looking for cheap flights to Lithuania next year :)
    BACK BRITISH BALL

  8. Dominic

    August 28, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    If only ryan richards was to join the team for eurobasket aswell

  9. jg5

    August 28, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    why is ryan richards not can some give me some info all about him please nba and gb!?!?!?!?!?!

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