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Pitino’s Peers Consider Him To Be Second Best Defensive Coach In College Hoops

Photo: Kirby Lee – USA TodaySam Vecenie and the rest of the college basketball crew at CBS Sports have been anonymously polling coaches across the country regarding various different questions. Last week they revealed what coaches had to say about the best offensive coach in college hoops. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony's Place on Team USA Reminds Us of His Real NBA Stature

Carmelo Anthony has been a part of USA Basketball for his entire adult life. Over the years, it's become a sort of sanctuary for the All-Star forward, a safe place where his game can flourish, away from the searing spotlight of New York...Show More Summary

LeBron James News: 4-Time MVP Practiced With Team USA, But Not 'Penciling' Another Shot at World Title

LeBron James, often considered as the best basketball player alive, has practiced with a 34-pool of players who will battle for the slots of Team USA for the upcoming 2016 Rio Olympics.

Klay Thompson Nutmegs DeMar DeRozan in USA Game (Video)

We might be in the dregs of the basketball offseason, with free agency over and a while before training camps, but Klay Thompson managed to still sneak in a moment of excitement in the White vs. Blue game for the USA national team. On something resembling a fastbreak, Klay Thompson saw that the shortest distance […]

DeMarcus Cousins steps up in USA Basketball scrimmage

Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting on Kings center DeMarcus Cousins, who stepped up in Thursday’s Team USA exhibition game in Las Vegas. The squad isn’t involved in international competition this summer and is just focused on narrowing the roster down for the 2016 Olympics. In a USA Basketball scrimmage that featured a couple of Kings, a number of [...]

NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week

From Austin Rivers' thoughts on USA Basketball to 2015-16 schedule reactions. The post NBA and WNBA Tweets of the Week appeared first on SLAMonline.

Victor Oladipo Dunks 360, Klay Thompson Dribbles Fancy at Showcase (VIDEO)

Fancy plays were in the air at the USA Basketball Showcase, including a 360-degree dunk from Victor Oladipo and a fancy dribble from Klay Thompson. The post Victor Oladipo Dunks 360, Klay Thompson Dribbles Fancy at Showcase (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Austin Rivers Says He’s ‘Better Than A Lot of Those Dudes’ in Team USA Showcase

Following Team USA’s dunkfest showcase in Las Vegas, Austin Rivers is talking a mean game on twitter. To fill out the rosters, USA Basketball had to call up players like The post Austin Rivers Says He’s ‘Better Than A Lot of Those Dudes’ in Team USA Showcase appeared first on SLAMonline.

Victor Oladipo Dunks Over Michael Carter-Williams (VIDEO)

Victor Oladipo drives past Michael Carter-Williams for a slam at Thursday's USA Basketball Showcase. The post Victor Oladipo Dunks Over Michael Carter-Williams (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Blake Griffin Shows Off Dunks at USA Basketball Showcase (VIDEO)

Watch Blake Griffin throw down two big ones at Thursday night's USA Basketball Showcase. The post Blake Griffin Shows Off Dunks at USA Basketball Showcase (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

White Defeats Blue in USA Basketball Showcase

The USA Basketball mini-camp concluded last night with USA White defeating USA Blue 134-128 in the exhibition match in Las Vegas. The post White Defeats Blue in USA Basketball Showcase appeared first on SLAMonline.

Kobe Bryant wants to ‘ride off into the sunset’ with Team USA at the Rio Olympics

2 weeks agoSports : The Early Lead

Does Kobe Bryant want to end his basketball career by playing for Team USA at next year’s Rio Olympics? It sure sounds like it. Per ESPN.com’s Dave McMenamin, USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo said Thursday that he’s had a conversation with Bryant about the subject and has not ruled out putting the Los Angeles Lakers […]

Austin Rivers Says He's Better Than a Lot of Players Who Played in USA Scrimmage

Los Angeles Clippers guard Austin Rivers, who has never lacked for confidence, took his bravado to a cringeworthy level after the USA Basketball Showcase on Thursday night. Here’s what he posted Friday morning: The outcry was as strong...Show More Summary

Victor Oladipo Dunks On?Michael Carter-Williams, Hits the Shimmy

With the USA Basketball Showcase coming down to the wire Thursday night, Orlando Magic high-flyer Victor Oladipo threw down a ferocious dunk on Milwaukee Bucks point guard Michael Carter-Williams. This wasn ’t some cute little scrimmage slam, though. Show More Summary

Team USA Basketball Showcase 2015: Reaction and Takeaways for Blue vs White

Thirsty hoop fans wandering the basketball wasteland of mid-August stumbled on the oasis of Team USA's Basketball Showcase just in time. Though the action wasn't particularly intense, and though the very biggest names in the Team USA...Show More Summary

Why Not Let Kobe Play In One Last Olympics? 

2 weeks agoSports : Deadspin

The USA Basketball apparatus gathered in Vegas this week for their annual confab, and most of the talk centered around which 12 players will be selected for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Like it’s been for both of the Olympics since theShow More Summary

Blake Griffin is dunking like this is actually basketball

Good morning. We have links to the few USA Basketball Showcase highlights and more in Friday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. HEY, BASKETBALL! Well, "basketball." The USA Basketball Showcase was on Thursday. Klay Thompson nutmegged DeMar DeRozan in the open court. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson put a cheeky open-court nutmeg on DeMar DeRozan

No one took the USA Basketball scrimmage that seriously, but man, DeMar DeRozan, if you just stand there, you're gonna get embarrassed. Klay Thompson gave DeRozan his best Manu Ginobili ¡olé! in the open floor, then took it all the way to the rim: DeMar comes off looking kinda like a hockey goalie here. A bad one!

USA Basketball moved the stanchions WAY back after Paul George's injury

Better safe than sorry. USA Basketball took the "better safe than sorry" approach with its basket stanchions this year. After Paul George's gruesome injury, and much dispute about the location of the goal, USA basketball moved the stanchions back 2.5 feet further than last year's game.

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