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FIBA World Cup, Video / Sep 14, 2014 / 7:45 pm

Watch Team USA Get The Gold And Do The Shmoney Dance…Except Derrick Rose

USA Basketball Schmoney Dance

USA Basketball Schmoney Dance (photo. @usatodaynba)

Welp, it was a foregone conclusion after Kyrie Irving went off in the first quarter against Serbia, but the USA is again world champion after winning the 2014 FIBA World Cup. Following the presentation of their gold medals and the lifting of the Naismith trophy on the winning podium, they all did the ubiquitous Shmoney dance except one player — who has a history of declining dance opportunities. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Latest News / Sep 14, 2014 / 6:59 pm

Tempers Briefly Flare Before USA Routs Serbia For The Gold Medal

DeMarcus Cousins

While he didn’t make a move like he was about to pummel him, DeMarcus Cousins mistakenly instigated a brief kerfuffle in the third quarter in the gold medal game today. It quickly dissipated as everyone just cooled out before USA Basketball concluded their unimpeded stampede towards gold. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Smack / Sep 14, 2014 / 5:13 pm

Watch James Harden Get Led Astray On Defense Again

James Harden

It’s tough handling the spotlight when you’re the cornerstone of a franchise like Rockets shooting guard James Harden. The Beard has taken some lumps over the last year for his sub-par defense, and more evidence of his brain farts on that end of the court were revealed during the championship of the FIBA World Cup today against Serbia. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs / Sep 14, 2014 / 4:40 pm

Video: Kyrie Irving’s First Quarter Scoring Bonanza & Pretty Euro-Step

Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving started off today’s gold medal game by missing a layup, but he hasn’t miss much since on his way to 15 first-quarter points and a 35-21 US lead that put them in the driver’s seat to capture their second consecutive world championship and extend their 62-game and counting (44 international and 18 exhibition) winning streak. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, Latest News / Sep 14, 2014 / 4:09 pm

Video: Derrick Rose Touch Pass For The Two-Handed Kenneth Faried Flush

Kenneth Faried

USA Basketball is running a three-point shooting clinic in their gold medal game against Serbia this Sunday afternoon. But with most of America watching football, the men’s basketball team continues to show off their athleticism in the World Cup with a scramble for the ball at mid-court leading to a Kenneth Faried slam after a gorgeous feed from Derrick Rose. Read More »

FIBA World Cup / Sep 14, 2014 / 3:14 pm

Derrick Rose Grades His FIBA World Cup An “A”

Derrick Rose

Team USA just tipped off against Serbia in the FIBA World Cup gold medal game, with the oddsmakers making them overwhelming favorites following the loss of their biggest challenger, Spain. Despite some helter-skelter performances where he was dreadful while also showing flashes of his 2011 MVP form, Derrick Rose recently said he’d give his performance an “A” and has more confidence heading into the season after a pair of knee surgeries made limited him to just 10 NBA games over the last two seasons. Read More »

NBA, Olympics / Sep 13, 2014 / 8:29 pm

A Few Stray Thoughts on Team USA’s Rout of Lithuania in FIBA World Cup Semis

DeMarcus Cousins

After France’s upset win over tournament favorite Spain Thursday, Team USA’s path to FIBA World Cup gold has never looked brighter. But as Spain’s stunning loss reminds us, there’s a reason these games are decided on the court. 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, Video / Sep 13, 2014 / 12:29 pm

Andre Drummond Sinks Half-Court Shot Sitting Down

Andre Drummond

Andre Drummond (photo. Instagram/NBA)

Pistons big man Andre Drummond has spent the majority of the FIBA World Cup watching from the bench. The 21-year-old has averaged a team-low 5.9 minutes per game during USA’s undefeated odyssey to tomorrow’s gold medal game against Serbia. That’s what makes his trick shot after practice yesterday such a good illustration of the talent on Team USA. Read More »

FIBA World Cup, GIFs, Video / Sep 12, 2014 / 10:30 am

Watch DeMarcus Cousins Scare Jonas Valanciunas

Jonas Valanciunas, DeMarcus Cousins

The USA cruised past Lithuania in the FIBA World Cup semifinals yesterday, 96-68, and it got a little feisty after the game concluded. Before Coach K did his Van Gundy impression, though, DeMarcus Cousins came very close to slugging Lithuanian and Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas and undoing all the good will he’s engendered during his first international tournament. Read More »