Team USA tryouts have wrapped up after three days of scrimmaging and drills under the cool eyes of college assistant coaches and head coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Kevin Love withdrawing at the behest of Minnesota — though that might change — and Blake Griffin done after a small back fracture was discovered, it opened up a spot for Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins to earn a spot. Not so fast though, because Mason Plumlee might beat him out as ESPN’s Brian Windhorst notes. Read More »
Derrick Rose is making quite an impression on everyone associated with USA Basketball. After showing off his trademark explosiveness and wowing head coach Mike Krzyzewski on day one of training camp, assistant Jim Boeheim called Rose “the most impressive guy here” 24 hours later. Read More »
Derrick Rose has played a total of 10 games over the past two seasons, but that doesn’t mean he’s not a shoo-in to make Team USA. According to national team head coach Mike Krzyzewksi, Rose is “better than four years ago.” Read More »
Team USA’s modest run through the FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer was considered an unqualified success, despite accomplishing little more than merely surviving a brutal preliminary round only to be promptly eliminated by Belgium in the round of 16. When all was said and done, we were just happy to be invited to the party.
But that wasn’t the real story. The real story was that more Americans watched the 2014 World Cup than ever before, shattering previous television ratings. It was a resounding indication that America’s former reluctance to embrace the world’s most popular sport has since given way to unbridled enthusiasm. Read More »
/ Jul 21, 2014 / 1:30 pm
The decision for legendary Duke University and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski is an easy one: If he were the Cleveland Cavaliers, he’d trade for Kevin Love without “one second of hesitancy.” Read More »
Today USA Basketballl announced the 28 players who will make up the pool for the next three summers as a lead-up to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pool features old names and new as USA Basketball (USAB) chairman Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski created a mix of veterans and newcomers. Come check out who they selected… Read More »
The Champions Classic lived up to its huge expectations last night when Kentucky and Michigan State battled down to the wire followed by the Freshman led Duke and Kansas teams battling onto the final minutes. With so much to talk about, we thought it only fair to provide 10 takeaways from the NCAA’s thrilling opening doubleheader. Read More »
Earlier this week, I had the chance to catch up with Damian Lillard in Orlando at the EA Sports Studios where we got the inside track on the new NBA Live 2014 that comes out for PS4 and Xbox One this fall. Not only did we get to see all of the details that go into making an awesome video game, but we both received the full motion capture experience by putting on the mo-cap suits and getting recorded in action. Read More »
The U.S. Men’s National Team arrived in Vegas on Sunday with twenty-six top NBA stars and two top college stars set to begin their their mini-camp on Monday. On Tuesday, fans will get a behind-the-scenes look at a National Team practice from 3-5 p.m. EDT with players and coaches mic’d up for the NBA TV Special: NBA Real Training Camp: 2013 USA Basketball. Read More »
LeBron James corporate partners were on their game and ready to go if and when their guy emerged victorious from Game 7. We brought you this solid Samsung spot last night and now we can follow up this morning with Nike’s tribute to James.
Check out the cast of characters congratulating LeBron in this video: Dr. Dre, Drake, Spike Lee, Bill Russell, and more. And they’re inviting you to call LeBron as well: Read More »