August 13th, 2008

Chris Kaman’s Dad to Chris ‘I hope the USA beats you.’

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[source: L.A. Times]

After scoring 24 points in Germany’s opening win over Angola on Sunday, Kaman said his father told him, “You’re not German, you’re American.”

Kaman says that’s not exactly right.

“He said, ‘When you’re playing the USA, I’m going for USA, basically,’ ” Kaman said. “He didn’t want to support me when I played the USA. He said, ‘I hope the USA beats you.’

“I figured I was an American, I’m playing for Germany, traitor is the first thing that comes to your mind,” Kaman said after Tuesday’s 87-64 wipeout by Greece.

“But I don’t care. I’m here to do what I want to do. I’m not here to please everybody else. . . .

“I’m happy with my decision. I’m still an American citizen. I still play in the NBA. I still live in Los Angeles. I’m still from Michigan. I just chose to go with my heritage a little farther back and see if they’d allow me to play for them and I did.”

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