Camby Rejects Team USA

DENVER (AP) -- Marcus Camby is already showing that being a dad is more important than being a star.

The wife of the 33-year-old Denver Nuggets forward/center recently gave birth to a baby girl, so Camby himself is passing up an invitation to play for Team U-S-A.

Agent Rick Kaplan says Camby was flattered that Colorado Springs-based U-S-A Basketball kept him in mind and invited him to Las Vegas training camp this summer -- but says Camby turned down the invite due to family reasons.

Camby reportedly decided that committing to U-S-A Basketball would force him to spend too much time away from his family.

A minicamp is scheduled for late July.

Olympic-qualifying competition begins August 22nd.

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