Only one Chicago Bulls player will ignore an injury in order to compete in the 2012 Olympics. Despite continued protests of the team's front office, Luol Deng will play for Great Britain's national team; Joakim Noah, on the other hand, will not join the French in London. Noah, who severely sprained his ankle in the Bulls' first round playoff loss to the Philadelphia Sixers, will not be healthy enough to participate in the Olympics.
Joakim Noah out of Olympics for France. First reported by L'Equipe in France. Severely sprained left ankle still not ready.— K.C Johnson (@KCJHoop) July 4, 2012