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Tony Parker's international career is exactly the opposite of his NBA legacy

Tony Parker is one of the greatest point guards of all time, but it’s entirely possible his long international career will end without an Olympic or FIBA World Championships medal. That's a stark contrast to his NBA resume. Tony Parker has one of the most fascinating living legacies in the NBA. Show More Summary

The Olympic men's basketball tournament is about to get wild

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. KNOCKOUT: The men's Olympic basketball tournament goes into knockouts on Wednesday. The schedule! (All times ET.) Australia vs. Lithuania, 10 a.m. Spain vs. Show More Summary

College Basketball's All-NBA-Ready Team in 2016-17

There's a major jump in competition for basketball players going from high school to the college level, but the leap is even more significant from college to the pros. It's hard to project just how good a player is going to be in the...Show More Summary

Yi Jianlian: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Free-Agent PF

Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian hasn't played in the NBA since his stint with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-12 season. That might soon change, however. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are in "advanced discussions" with the power forward about an NBA return. More to follow. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Basketball: U.S. Women Rout Japan to Reach Semi-Finals

The United States steamrolled to their 47th straight Olympic win routing Japan 110-64 on Tuesday to reach the semi-finals of the women's basketball tournament and a step closer to a sixth consecutive gold medal.

Kobe Bryant Comments on Retirement, Lakers, Luke Walton and More

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is hopeful about the future of the organization as he transitions from the role of key player to perhaps the team's most famous fan. Mike Bresnahan of TWC Sportsnet spoke with the five-time NBA champion, who entered retirement following a memorable 60-point performance in his final game. Show More Summary

Larry Sanders Produced on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Album

The former NBA center got his biggest break yet in the music business. The post Larry Sanders Produced on PARTYNEXTDOOR’s New Album appeared first on SLAMonline.

James Harden’s spending his summer yelling at hecklers and playing defense against his own Drew League team

Harden’s just having a blast this summer. There are two things James Harden could have done this summer during his Houston Rockets offseason. I’m going to tell you right now he picked the best one. We’re going to go over the other option, of course, but trust me — he definitely got this right. 1. Show More Summary

Super prospect Michael Porter Jr.'s mission to be the country's No. 1 recruit is almost complete

The most versatile player in the class of 2017 has spent the summer proving he might be the country's best player, too. The legend of Michael Porter Jr. started with a grainy iPhone video in a high school gym somewhere in the middle of Missouri. Show More Summary

This NBA roleplayer was a better youth swimmer than Michael Phelps

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. LET THE GAMES BEGIN: Group play in the men's Olympic basketball tournament wrapped up on Monday, meaning our knockout bracket is set. Here...Show More Summary

Trail Blazers sign Grant Jerrett

The Trail Blazers have signed forward Grant Jerrett to a training camp contract, team president of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced today. Jerrett, 23, last played in the NBA as a rookie in 2014-15, averaging 2.0 points (26.9% FG), 1.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 6.4 minutes in eight games with the Oklahoma City Thunder and Utah [...]

U.S. Men’s Basketball Team’s Latest Foes See Flaws, Not Routs

As the knockout stage begins on Wednesday, the Americans are still the heavy favorites to win in Rio. But opponents, heartened by recent close games, say the team is vulnerable.

USA vs. Argentina: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

It's perhaps unfair to label Team USA as vulnerable when it produced group play's only unblemished record and an unmatched plus-117 point differential. But it's also unfair to call this team a superpower when its last three victories were decided by a total of 16 points. Show More Summary

Nuggets fans really wish you'd pay more attention to their interesting young team

Denver became a League Pass delight to true aficionados last year, but can Michael Malone's group actually push for the postseason this season? Our offseason team-by-team podcast series rolls right along with the Denver Nuggets, who never seem to get enough attention nationally or locally if you ask their fans. Show More Summary

Olympic basketball scores 2016: Can Spain make some noise in the knockout round?

With two losses to open the tournament, it looked like Spain might be done. The three wins that followed made them an interesting team as knockout play begins. After their first two games of play in Rio, Spain would have been a lock for any list rounding up the biggest disappointments of the tournament so far. Show More Summary

WATCH: Carmelo Anthony Team USA Mixtape

Melo will go down as one of the best to ever don "USA" across his chest. The post WATCH: Carmelo Anthony Team USA Mixtape appeared first on SLAMonline.

WATCH: 2016 Rooks Talk Netflix & Chill and More

Get to know a few of the rookies on a deeper level. The post WATCH: 2016 Rooks Talk Netflix & Chill and More appeared first on SLAMonline.

USA Basketball’s quest for superstar continuity may be impossible

Jerry Colangelo wanted to create a USA Basketball program where superstars signed on for multiple years instead of simply parachuting in for bigger tournaments. The 2016 team underscores the failure of that goal. When Jerry Colangelo took over USA Basketball in 2005, he had both immediate and long-term goals. Show More Summary

USA vs. Japan 2016, Olympic basketball: Time, TV schedule and live stream for women's quarterfinal

The USWNT continues their quest for another gold in a quarterfinal matchup with Japan. Fresh off their undefeated campaign in group play, the USWNT kicks off the knockout stage with a quarterfinal matchup against Japan. Team USA will face the Japanese at 5:45 p.m. Show More Summary

River to River

Ed Davis has finally found an NBA home in Portland, after a journey that started all the way back in Richmond, VA. The post River to River appeared first on SLAMonline.

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