TAG: Rudy Gay

NBA / Oct 10, 2014 / 1:15 pm

DeMarcus Cousins Feels “Like I’m About 45 Years Old” After Grueling Summer

DeMarcus Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins made his first USA Basketball team this summer after two previous tryouts. He was with them when they took gold at the FIBA World Cup in Spain. Two weeks later, training camps started, which includes this week’s trip to China to play exhibition games against the Nets. So it’s no wonder Boogie told NBA.com’s Scott Howard-Cooper on Tuesday before boarding a plane to China, “I feel like I’m 45 years old.” Read More »

GIFs, NBA, Video / Sep 15, 2014 / 12:30 pm

These 360 Degree Videos Of Team USA Posing With Gold Medals Are Awesome

Derrick Rose, James Harden

Derrick Rose, James Harden (photo. FIBA Vine)

Among the things we loved most about the World Cup were the unique replays and camera angles offered by the FIBA broadcast team. We were privy to awesome views of the games in Spain to which we simply aren’t accustomed from NBA action, and it made the rare August-September basketball even better than we were anticipating. Though Team USA took down upstart Serbia in the gold medal game yesterday and officially ended the tournament in the process, the FIBA experience was far from over for fans. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 13, 2014 / 1:10 pm

Rudy Gay Fractures Jaw, Still Livid Over “Dirty Play”

Rudy Gay

During USA Basketball‘s 96-68 evisceration of Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup semifinal game on Thursday, Rudy Gay wasn’t as excited about moving on to Sunday’s gold medal game as some of his teammates. That’s because he got socked in mouth during a drive mid-way through the third quarter, fracturing his jaw and probably requiring a root canal. Gay said afterwards it was a “dirty play.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Aug 30, 2014 / 6:00 pm

GIF: Harden To Rudy Gay For One-Handed Alley-Oop Dunk

Rudy Gay

The USA Basketball team who took the floor against Finland today was supposed to be one of the weaker iterations of the American powerhouse that’s won the last World Championship (now called the FIBA World Cup), and the last two Olympic gold medals. That said, they dominated Finland on Saturday with some stellar defense, and the last addition to the team, after Paul George went down, Rudy Gay, even skied for a pretty one-handed thump. Read More »

Style - Kicks and Gear / Aug 15, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Video: Watch Team USA Take The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Team USA

Before Mike Krzyzewski took the #ALSIceBucketChallenge with the help of his grandkids, Coach K called-out members of Team USA to do the same. Just a few days later, Steph Curry and five of his teammates have already taken Krzyzewski up on his offer. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:45 pm

Rudy Gay Hopes DeMarcus Cousins’ Injury Was Boogie “Just Being A Drama Queen”

DeMarcus Cousins, Rudy Gay

During a USA Basketball scrimmage in practice today, Kings power forward and FIBA World Cup hopeful DeMarcus Cousins, went down with a right knee injury. While the extent of the damage isn’t yet known — he’ll have what USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo called a “precautionary” MRI — he didn’t appear to be in a lot of pain. Teammate and recent USA Basketball invitee, Rudy Gay hopes Boogie was “just being a drama queen.” Read More »

FIBA World Cup, NBA / Aug 14, 2014 / 4:30 pm

Team USA Roster, Rotation Might Be Taking Shape (UPDATE)

Team USA

The withdrawals of presumptive Team USA locks Kevin Love and Blake Griffin from the 2014 FIBA World Cup were one thing. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has always preferred to utilize a nominal, athletic power forward in the Carmelo Anthony mold as opposed to more traditional big men alongside a true center, which is why the absences of Paul George and Kevin Durant loom so large. USA Basketball’s best available options to play that crucial role are gone, and the country’s most logical if less optimal replacements – Love and Griffin – never came. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Aug 8, 2014 / 7:00 pm

Report: Team USA Adds Rudy Gay In Wake Of KD’s Absence

Rudy Gay

In the wake of Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball, the national program has added Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay to its group of finalists for the 2014 FIBA World Cup squad. Read More »

NBA / Jul 17, 2014 / 1:45 pm

Why The Kings Should Avoid Trading For Josh Smith

Ben McLemore, Josh Smith, Reggie Evans

The Kings are again looking to make a deal for Detroit’s underwhelming 2013 free agent acquisition, Josh Smith. The two clubs recently returned to a deal they had discussed last month, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. We’re not so sure the deal works for Sacramento, though. Read More »

2014 Free Agency / Jun 11, 2014 / 11:15 am

The Kings Want Rudy Gay To Stay Long Term

Rudy Gay

The Sacramento Kings want Rudy Gay back next season. But first, they have to wait for him to decide on a player option which would net him $19.3 million next season. Either way, the organization made their desire to keep Gay in the fold for the long run very clear on Tuesday. Read More »