Daily Gossip, Monday 14/7/14

LeBron James’ move back to Cleveland is still producing news. Our gossip column today starts off with an upset NBA rookie.

NAPIER RIDS HIMSELF OF JAMES … ON TWITTER

Miami Heat rookie Shabazz Napier was brought to Miami Heat with a recommendation from LeBron James. The King was a big fan and wanted the guard in South Beach.

Napier was honoured that James’ supposed influence sent him to Miami and he was excited to hopefully play alongside him this upcoming season.

But with James’ move to Cleveland, Napier has decided to delete James’ tweets to him and even gone as far as unfollowing him on Twitter.

Napier doesn’t sound that upset, does he?

USA TRAINING CAMP FOR WORLD CUP

It isn’t a surprise that the USA are hot favourites to lift the FIBA World Cup trophy in September.

Today, they have announced their 19-man preliminary roster for this summer’s big event, which is led by NBA MVP, Kevin Durant.

USA Roster:

Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kevin Love, Anthony Davis, Stephen Curry, Derrick Rose, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Blake Griffin, Kyrie Irving, Damien Lillard, Kawhi Leonard, Klay Thompson, LeMarcus Aldridge, Andre Drummond, Kenneth Faried, Gordon Hayward and Kyle Korver.

VUJOSEVIC UNHAPPY ABOUT BOGDANOVIC DEPARTURE

Partizan coach Dusko Vujosevic isn’t best pleased that he will be seeing Bogdan Bogdanovic in a Fenerbahce jersey next season.

The young Serbian was selected by the Phoenix Suns in this year’s NBA Draft but told to stay with Partizan for two years to improve his skillset.

The club though sold him to Fenerbahce as the club itself are in financial trouble themselves.

I’m personally unhappy that Partizan had to sell him, and the way that he left and the financial terms,” Vujosevic said. “Next year his price would only go up, and he would repay Partizan with great games, and maybe another trophy or two.”

We’ll have more on this when we get it.

PANATHINAIKOS TO ANNOUNCE SLAUGHTER?

Greek side Panathinaikos look set to sign AJ Slaughter from French side Chalon.

Perosnal terms are rumoured to be discussed but the player could be introduced at the end of the week.