September 9 - Ben Gordon (pictured) has ended fears that he has changed his mind about playing for Britain's basketball team at the London 2012 Olympics by reaffirming his commitment to the team.

Gordon, who was born in London but moved to the United States when he was still a baby, had been due to play for Britain at the European Championships, which are currently taking place in Poland.

But he withdrew because he was negotiating a new multi-million dollar to leave the Chicago Bulls and join Detroit Pistons.

Gordon, who played for the US in the 2003 Pan American Games, has insisted that his determination to be part of the team at London 2012 has never wavered.

The 26-year-old said: "I'm definitely on board to play for Great Britain.

"But I didn't want to make a commitment as far as when I was going to play until I felt I was totally committed to that cause.


"I want to go there when I'm ready, and this summer to me was about getting situated and moving from Chicago to Detroit."
Gordon has signed a $55 million (£33 million) five-year deal with the Pistons and should now be available for Britain.

He said: "I wanted to have everything in order in my life before going overseas and representing the country."

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