Tag Archives: 2016 Olympics

Podcast: LeBron James Inks $100 Million Deal

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LeBron James became the highest paid player in the NBA for the first time in his 13-year career Friday afternoon. Cleveland retained the four-time MVP by signing him to a three-year, $100 million contract extension. The deal will pay James $31 million next year, the most in the NBA, and $33.3 million in 2017-18, the highest in league history.

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Team USA Needs to Revamp Selection Process

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In an entirely unnecessary announcement, Stephen Curry has withdrawn his name from consideration to represent the Untied States at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro. The toll of playing a total of 193 games — with at least two more if Golden State sweeps the Cavaliers in the NBA Finals — forced Curry to choose resting himself during the summer …

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Podcast: Casting the 2016 Olympic Team

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The United States will have plenty of difficult choices to make when whittling down its roster for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro next summer. Coach Mike Krzyzewski intends to take a different approach to selecting 12 players for what will be his final Olympic run for the United States. Instead of conducting a final training camp session weeks …

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Team USA Scrimmage Dominated by Drummond

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Andre Drummond gave Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski and USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo plenty to consider on the final day of Team USA’s mini-camp in Las Vegas. As the group of 34 players concluded the 2015 Team USA mini-camp with a scrimmage, it was the play of Drummond that left a lasting impression. At the showcase event, the 22-year-old …

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George Ready to Move Past His Injury

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What was supposed to be a showcase for Team USA as it prepared its journey to the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Tournament in Spain quickly became a gruesome scene. Early in the fourth quarter of the team’s initial scrimmage,  as James Harden sprinted towards the basket for a layup, Paul George chased him down and tried to deflect the shot …

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Wall to Attend Team USA Minicamp

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The list of players competing for a roster spot for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics continues to grow. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has invited 41 players to next week’s three-day mini-camp in Las Vegas, with Washington guard John Wall becoming the latest to RSVP. Reports have surfaced that to be considered for one of the 12 roster spots for the …

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Podcast: 2015 Team USA Minicamp Preview

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Team USA is taking its first steps towards making a run at its 15th gold medal in Men’s Basketball in Olympic play next week in Las Vegas. More than 25 of the most promising players in the NBA will audition for one of the 12 Team USA roster spots from Aug. 11-13 as the United States conducts a minicamp to …

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