This relatively unheralded group of players has bought in. They are not concerned with the pressure they will face, or that the whole world will be trying to take down the favorites.
“To spend a day here is better than any offensive or defensive drill you could have,” Krzyzewski said. “It bonds the team together and that’s what today was about.”
It’s the biggest loss yet for a weakening American squad that will go to Spain without the leading scorer on its last two gold medal winners.
The U.S. men’s national team trimmed its roster to 16 players Tuesday by cutting Washington’s John Wall and Bradley Beal, and Atlanta’s Paul Millsap.
This one freak play on Friday could very well kill international basketball as we know it. I hope I’m wrong.
Even if Plumlee gets cut, as expected, prior to the World Cup, this experience — playing with and against many of the league’s top players every day — can only enhance his value to the Nets.
With LeBron James sticking around and some of the NBA’s best players joining him, the U.S. basketball team could be better than ever.
Kobe Bryant silenced his critics and broke open a tight game with six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday night as the Americans advanced to the semifinals of the London Games with a 119-86 victory.
Kevin Durant shot the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team out of trouble, and right into the top seed in their group.
Hardwick says she learned of a conference call involving NBA officials in which Auriemma demanded that she be taken off the security assignment for the London Games after she spurned his advance.
USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo mentioned the Knicks guard as a candidate for the select team of young players who will work against the Americans during their training camp in Las Vegas.
The news just keeps getting better for first-year St. John’s coach Steve Lavin.
The United States won its first world championship since 1994 on Sunday, beating Turkey 81-64 behind another sensational performance from tournament MVP Kevin Durant.
Kevin Durant, Chauncey Billups and the rest of the Americans finally had that appearance Monday, powering into the quarterfinals with a 121-66 victory over Angola.
Playing a rare early game, the U.S. players stalled after a quick start. But Durant came through with a basket whenever they needed it, and Love always seemed to be around the ball – even when a Slovenian player tried holding his arm so he couldn’t get it.