TAG: Dream Team

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 12, 2014 / 6:15 pm

Dominique Wilkins Says Dream Team II Could Compete With Any American Squad

Dominique Wilkins Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

USA Basketball’s 2014 FIBA World Cup squad certainly isn’t its best. Their dominance in Spain notwithstanding, the Americans pale in comparison to previous editions of Team USA like the original Dream Team and the 2008 Olympic team. USAB officials and even the players would surely admit as much, too; the late-stage departures of stars like Kevin Durant and scheduled absence of LeBron James and company makes that humbling reality obvious. Read More »

NBA / Feb 24, 2014 / 5:00 pm

10 Reasons Why The ’90s Was The Best Era In The NBA

Michael Jordan

We are nearly 15 years removed from the ’90s but it is still the most talked about era in NBA history. The 1990s was just a great all-around decade for modern culture and style. Whether it was watching Will Smith in the Fresh Prince, Biggie and Tupac going at it for rap supremacy, or MJ dominating the game, the ’90s impact on our society is still very present. Read More »

Smack / Aug 15, 2012 / 10:36 pm

Andrew Bynum Greets Philly; Michael Jordan Talks Team USA

Andrew Bynum (photo. Jeff Forney)

We’re going to need another photoshoot with Andrew Bynum soon. That picture of him in L.A. is getting old real fast. You’d think after getting dissed by the best franchise in the NBA (that’s a fact, even Laker haters can’t really deny it), Bynum might be a tad angry right now, especially considering the day-to-day mood swings he seems to go through. Nope. He’s elated. Now, he’s an hour from home, he’s playing in a conference that he should dominate, and most of all, he’s going to get all the shots he wants. Read More »

NBA / Aug 15, 2012 / 1:30 pm

Jim Boeheim Suggests That LeBron Could Be The Best Player Ever

LeBron James

It’s a tired debate at this point, but one that we’ll continue to chase until the next great NBA player comes along: Michael Jordan or LeBron James? LeBron’s career is hardly finished, but now that he’s grabbed that elusive NBA title, the comparisons have been flying in and players, coaches and fans have been weighing in. Jim Boeheim, who was an assistant coach on the 2012 gold medal winning USA basketball team, saw LeBron first hand, and it shook up his pre-conceived notion of the greatest player ever debate. Read More »

Latest News, Video Games / Aug 15, 2012 / 11:13 am

NBA 2K13 Will Feature 1992 Dream Team & 2012 Gold Medal Team

Dream Team

NBA 2K13 promised they were coming through this morning with a big announcement, and they delivered. The game will include the 1992 Dream Team and this summer’s 2012 U.S. National Team. Who was better? Now you can decide for yourself. Read More »

Smack / Jul 30, 2012 / 1:15 am

The U.S. Men Take Care of France; Luol Deng Looks Good In Debut

Team USA

Coach K looked for a reason to knock Team USA’s win over France in both teams’ Olympic debuts Sunday. He said they overpassed — as if 27 dimes on 31 buckets is a bad thing. Kevin Durant (22 points, 9 boards) led the squad and had a nasty dunk in the first quarter where he looked like he was about to take a Euro step from inside the free throw line and threw it down over two defenders instead. He kept the ball high over the top so they couldn’t swipe at it and it’s not far from there to the rim when you’re KD’s length. Read More »

Olympics / Jul 27, 2012 / 12:00 pm

Forget 2012, The 2008 Redeem Team Would Beat The Dream Team

The Dream Team

Last weekend I watched one of my favorite “Curb Your Enthusiasm” episodes, “Palestinian Chicken.” I tried coming up with my Mount Rushmore for Curb episodes but then my OCD kicked in and this sentence turned into a 20-minute meltdown – in case anyone was wondering. Now, for those who haven’t seen this episode or don’t watch the show, Larry David attends a dinner party with some close friends. As dinner is winding down, Juliet, the host, asks everyone how the potatoes were. The following takes place: Read More »

Olympics, Video / Jul 24, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Team USA Members Pick Their Own Dream Team Starting 5

James Harden

While steering clear of the stupid, and overused, argument about how this Team USA could beat the Dream Team, it’s still cool to see who guys would take for their own ultimate Dream Team starting five. In this video, Chris Paul, James Harden, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love all pick four guys and themselves in an effort to create lineups they think would be unbeatable. Read More »

Smack / Jul 23, 2012 / 12:08 am

The U.S. Gets Tested By Argentina; Orlando Might Finally Have A Head Coach

Manu Ginobili

Team USA put on some smooth retro Dream Team ’92 era unis for its showdown with FIBA No. 3-ranked Argentina on Sunday in Barcelona, unis so fresh that afterward Carmelo Anthony was telling reporters the team was posing for lots of photos in the locker room in pre-game. You have to wonder if a little mystique for Magic, Michael and Larry snuck into the first 10 minutes of the game because the red, white and blue shot out in front like the original Dream Team to a 19-3 lead. Read More »

Olympics, Overseas / Jul 17, 2012 / 12:00 pm

The Dream Team Or Team USA 2012? The Debate Rages On

Kobe, LeBron, KD and Deron Williams Team USA

Had Kobe Bryant decided to go to college, I could see him as one of those students that purposely won’t start writing a term paper until the night before it’s due; the type that thrives in classes in which the final exam counts for 50 percent of the grade for the semester.

Meanwhile, on the court, he’d be the type of player that raises his game amidst the madness of March; one of those that relishes a hostile road crowd and egging on the worst chants they can muster. Read More »