De’Aaron Fox withdrew from Team USA to “focus on the upcoming season”. Some may take him at his word, but not us. Kings fan know that conspiracies are everywhere, and we won’t rest until we find the real reason Fox withdrew. With that in mind, let’s run down the leading conspiracies:
Fox actually just wants to focus on the season
The simple, straightforward answer. No grand conspiracy. Just that Fox, like Bagley, wants to do well this year and didn’t want to add additional travel when the Kings already have a trip to India planned.
Verdict: No way. Nice try.
Fox is injured
De’Aaron Fox walked off the floor showing a slight limp during Saturday’s game against Spain. He didn’t return to the floor, and announced his withdrawal in the following hours.
Verdict: Unlikely, but if true we must attack the nation of Spain in retaliation.
Fox was secretly cut
I can’t even take credit for this one. Sometimes you need random news anchors from San Antonio to uncover the real secrets:
Sign of the times. In the old days guys just got cut. Now they are given a way out. So their feelings and “brand” are not hurt & can save face. Guys bowing out now are cuts. Plain and simple. https://t.co/fdBEkq717M
— Don Harris (@DonHarris4) August 17, 2019
Verdict: lol no, Fox wasn’t being cut for Derrick White. Sorry, Spurs fans.
Marvin Bagley’s dad dictated it
Verdict: We may be onto something here.
Vlade Divac ordered Fox and Bagley to withdraw in order to secure victory for the Serbian National team
Verdict: Ladies and gentlemen, we’ve found the smoking gun.