USA Basketball

James Harden of the USA Basketball Men's National Team smiles during practice at the PNY Center on August 19, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Silverman: USA Basketball May Lack Superstars, But It’s Ready To Put On A Show

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.

08/20/2014

Coaches Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Boeheim, Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams of the USA Men's National Team stand during the practice on August 18, 2014 at West Point in West Point, New York. (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Army Grad Coach K Takes Team USA To West Point

“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.”

08/19/2014

Kevin Durant warms up before a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

‘Drained’ Kevin Durant Withdraws From USA Basketball

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.

08/08/2014

Mason Plumlee #35 of the USA Blue Team (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

U.S. Men’s National Team Trims Roster To 16; Mason Plumlee Makes Cut

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.

08/05/2014

Paul George is tended to on the court after fracturing his leg defending a play during a USA Basketball showcase at the Thomas & Mack Center on August 1, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Will Horror Of Paul George Injury Scare NBA From World Stage?

This one freak play on Friday could very well kill international basketball as we know it. I hope I’m wrong.

08/04/2014

Miles Plumlee and Mason Plumlee of the USA Men's National Team talk to the media during practice at the Mendenhall Center at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on July 28, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: Plumlee Showing Nets, Team USA That He’s Ready To Make Leap

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.

07/30/2014

LeBron James (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

LeBron Leads USA Basketball Team Roster; Melo, D-Will, Chandler Selected

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.

01/23/2014

Kobe Bryant

Sleeping Giant Awakened: Kobe Powers Team USA Into Olympics Semifinals

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.

08/08/2012

USA-Argentina

Durant Ignites U.S. To Rout Of Argentina, Quarterfinal Matchup With Australia

Kevin Durant shot the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team out of trouble, and right into the top seed in their group.

08/06/2012

Head Coach Geno Auriemma (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)

UConn Coach Geno Auriemma Sued Over Alleged Sexual Advances

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.

06/12/2012

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USA Basketball Chairman Colangelo Says Lin Could Be Select Team Candidate

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.

02/24/2012

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Red Storm Adds Pelle To 2011-12 Recruiting Class

The news just keeps getting better for first-year St. John’s coach Steve Lavin.

WFAN–11/12/2010

Kevin Durant

US Captures World Championship

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.

WFAN–09/12/2010

Basketball

US Beats Angola, Reaches Quarters

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.

WFAN–09/06/2010

Kevin Durant

USA Starts 2-0 At World Championship

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.

WFAN–08/29/2010

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