CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Hornets guard Nic Batum says some basketball fans in his native France are happy he tore a ligament in his left elbow.
Batum says some on social media are still angry he decided not to play for the French national team this summer for the first time since joining the NBA. Batum decided not to play because he wanted to focus on working on particulars of his game and the Hornets' upcoming regular season.
Batum will miss a minimum of six to eight weeks with the injury.
Batum says some "people in France are happy about it" and that it's "like I deserve it," although he says many in France and the U.S. have also been supportive.
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