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Granik: 'Hall' of a Choice for Springfield

Terry Lyons | Posted 11.06.2013 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The rightful inclusion and the Hall of Fame's recognition of former NBA Deputy Commissioner Russ Granik is a wonderful message for the many behind-the-scenes contributors to the global game of basketball.

Fresh Faces For Team USA

AP | JON KRAWCZYNSKI | Posted 07.22.2013 | Sports

LAS VEGAS -- Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski arrived in Las Vegas with a group of 28 players ready to participate in a four-day camp that will mar...

WATCH: Top 10 USA Basketball Highlights

Posted 08.18.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Time flies. Last Sunday, the United States Men's Basketball team defeated Spain to win gold at the 2012 Summer...

LeBron, CP3 Lead USA To 2nd Straight Olympic Gold

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON — This was no Dream Team. This was reality. The gold medal was in doubt for the U.S. men's basketball team....

Team USA Overcomes Gutsy Spain Team To Win Gold Medal

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The "program" that Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have built -- as well as stars' ability to put away their egos -- has once again made it cool for multi-millionaires to represent the red, white and blue

U.S. Basketball Wins Gold

The Huffington Post | Chris Greenberg | Posted 08.13.2012 | Sports

In the end, the United States men's basketball team wouldn't be denied the gold medal. But Pau Gasol and Spain's national team made sure that the trav...

LIVE: Olympics Day 16

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Sunday: 1. OVER TO RIO: The Olympic flag is passed from London to Rio de J...

LIVE: USA vs. Spain

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.12.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- The Americans say they are better than they were four years ago. So do the stats. But they might not be the only ones. In the rematch ...

Big Change Coming For USA Basketball

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON — Mike Krzyzewski's last game as U.S. coach will be for an Olympic gold medal. As the American men's team prepared to play Spain for the...

LIVE: Olympics Day 15

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.11.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Saturday: ___...

USA Routs Rival To Reach Gold Medal Game

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- LeBron James turned away from his teammates gathered in the center circle and waved to the fans as if to say: "See you Sunday." Right whe...

LIVE: USA vs. Argentina

Posted 08.10.2012 | Sports

Together again, it's the United States and Argentina in an Olympic men's basketball semifinal. Having defeated the U.S. men in the semifinals in A...

USA, Argentina Meet Again

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- Ten mesmerizing minutes can't make the U.S. men's basketball team forget the last 10 years. When the Americans face Argentina on Friday i...

LIVE: London Olympics Day 14

AP/The Huffington Post | The Associated Press | Posted 10.10.2012 | Sports

LONDON (AP) — Here are five things to look out for at the London Olympics on Friday: ___ 1. 4x100 RELAY: The American ...

LeBron, Kobe Send Australia Packing

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 10.08.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- As the shot fell through the net, Kobe Bryant held up three fingers on each hand. It was his third straight 3-pointer in the fourth quarter,...

Team USA Struggles: Fluke Or Real? (Video)

Jordan Schultz | Posted 10.07.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

The Americans -- fresh off their Dream Team declaration -- face Australia in the knockout round Wednesday, but fiercer opponents await. What will happen next?

Argentina Guard Delivers Low Blow To Melo

Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports

The U.S. men's basketball team throttled its opponents from Argentina on Monday night in London but it may have been one of the Americans who felt the...

2012 Olympic Basketball: Team USA Survives Against Powerful Lithuanians

Jordan Schultz | Posted 08.04.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

LeBron and Kobe Bryant have made it clear that they believe their 2012 team would beat the 1992 Dream Team, but word to the wise: Get through this field before making any other declarations about the single greatest team ever assembled.

The Great Escape: USA Basketball Rallies To Avoid Major Upset

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.04.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- When the moment arrived, the Americans responded. They're still unbeaten, but no longer untested. Pushed to the max by a fearless Lith...

Carmelo the Olympian Sets All-Time USA Scoring Mark; 37 Pts in 14 Mins

Terry Lyons | Posted 10.03.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

This week, Anthony and his teammates have improved gradually as they begin to gel. The gold medalists from '08 and the younger crew, from the world champion 2010 squad, will be reaching for Olympic excellence once again.

Add It Up! Melo Leads Record-Breaking U.S. Rout

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 10.02.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The last group in England with this many records was The Beatles. The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team beat Nigeria 156-73 Thursday ...

Dream vs Reality USA Basketball 2012

Sharief Easterling | Posted 09.29.2012 | Black Voices
Sharief Easterling

People were outraged when Kobe Bryant said his 2012 roster could beat 1992's Dream Team but quite frankly he's right!

2012 Olympic Basketball: Medal Contenders

Terry Lyons | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

While there wasn't much suspense to the bold prediction that the USA will win gold at London 2012, the first part of this preview begs an answer to the question; Who might upset the US in men's basketball?

USA Basketball 2012: Prediction Time

Terry Lyons | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

The boys in Vegas won't be shocked with this chalk-laced prediction that the United States will successfully defend its 2008 title as Olympic gold medalists at London 2012. But the forecast for the road to gold for Team USA will come with severe storm warnings.

PHOTOS: First Lady Celebrates Win With USA Basketball Players

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.30.2012 | Sports

-- After the first U.S. win, a hug from the first lady. The U.S. men's basketball team cruised to a 98-71 victory over France in their Olympic ope...