TAG: Olympics 2012

Smack / Jul 24, 2012 / 12:05 am

Spain Playing Possum; Dwight Howard May Stay In Orlando

Team USA

Much of Spain’s talented roster has spent significant time in the NBA. They know mind games when they see them, and more importantly, they know how to play them. Of course, none of them are as affluent in playing possum as Gregg Popovich or Phil Jackson are. But that’s beside the point. They just have to be somewhat believable, and in an event like the Olympics where so much is on the line in so little time, that can make a Boris Diaw-sized difference. The two best teams in the Olympics square off today at 4:30 ET on ESPN2, and while it’s only an exhibition, it feels like so much more. Read More »

Olympics, Video / Jul 13, 2012 / 10:45 am

Video: Kyrie Irving And Kobe Bryant Will Play 1-On-1 For A $50K Charity Donation

We’ve already seen Kyrie Irving light up Team USA with insane handles, but now we might just be treated to a special show. Kobe Bryant and Kyrie Irving engaged in some good natured trash talking, which quickly devolved into what we all expected: a bet. Except this is no regular bet. Kobe and Kyrie agreed to play 1-on-1 for a $50,000 charity donation. Read More »

Olympics, Video / Jul 13, 2012 / 10:00 am

Video: Watch Blake Griffin Hurt His Knee At Team USA Practice

Thanks to the folks over at Sportando, video of Blake Griffin’s knee injury has surfaced. As you can see, Blake went for one of his signature dunk-on-your-face throwdowns, but the defender was having none of it. Blake must have come down awkwardly on his knee, because he immediately bends to grab it. Read More »

Olympics / Jul 12, 2012 / 2:00 pm

Blake Griffin Hurt His Knee In A Team USA Scrimmage, Anthony Davis Set To Join The Team

Blake Griffin

Adrian Wojnarowksi of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that Blake Griffin twisted his left knee in a Team USA scrimmage on Wednesday, and is now on his way back to Los Angeles to be evaluated by team doctors. It is the same knee that Griffin hurt during the Clippers’ playoff run. Griffin’s potential loss is a big blow for the Team USA squad, which is already lacking in size. The severity of the injury is not known as of yet, and Griffin is scheduled to receive an MRI. Read More »