Tag Archives: Team USA

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In an entirely unnecessary announcement, Stephen Curry has withdrawn his name from consideration to represent the Untied States at the 2016 Olympic games in Rio de Janeiro.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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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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Coach K’s Impact Felt in the NBA

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The injury to Indiana star Paul George during a USA Basketball exhibition game was yet another reminder of the risk involved for NBA players participating in international play. There is no obligation for players to play for the national team and surprisingly enough, there are no monetary incentives either. However, players are usually reluctant to pass up on the opportunity …

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United States Wins Gold in Spain

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Team USA was able to put the finishing touches on the 2014 FIBA World Cup with an impressive 129-92 victory over Serbia on Sunday. The performance was fueled by a 26 point outing from Kyrie Irving, who was lights out in the first half and was crucial in getting the USA going after trailing by five at one point. His …

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USA Guards Carry Team In Route to World Cup Final

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The United States is one game away from yet another international basketball accolade after beating Lithuania 96-68 on Thursday. It was a game that was expected to provide a physical battle for the USA bigs as Lithuanian NBA players Jonas Valunciunas and Donatas Motiejunas figured to provide stiff NBA caliber competition around the basket. The Eastern Europeans came into the …

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Cousins Flourishes Off Bench for Team USA

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The biggest question the United States had entering the 2014 World Cup of Basketball was if it had enough depth at the center position to compete with Spain. The host country of the tournament boasts a front court featuring Serge Ibaka, Pau Gasol and Marc Gasol, a trio of talented big men that presents the biggest challenge for Team USA …

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