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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...

USA Routs France In Olympic Basketball Opener

AP | TOM WITHERS | Posted 09.28.2012 | Sports

LONDON — The hiccups outnumbered the highlights, and for a while the U.S. racked up fouls faster than points. The opener wasn't artistic....

LIVE: USA Basketball vs. France

Posted 07.29.2012 | Sports

For the time being there is no point in debating whether the 2012 USA basketball team could take down the 1992 Dream Team. First, we need to find out ...

Jordan Schultz

10 Best Foreign Basketball Players To Watch At The Olympics

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

Team USA's star-studded roster, with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Carmelo Anthony, is easily the most branded at the 2012 Olympics, but a bundle of e...

USA 'Wolf Pack' Heads To London

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- Nobody remembers whose idea it was, or when it was first mentioned. A couple players just assumed it was the plan all along. Memo...

Jordan Schultz

2012 Olympic Basketball: Who Can Beat Team USA?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

While Kobe Bryant insists his 2012 squad would beat the original Dream Team from 1992, Team USA readies for the London Olympics with every expectation...

Jordan Schultz

Will Team USA Win Another Women's Basketball Gold?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jordan Schultz | Posted 07.26.2012 | Sports

The U.S. women's basketball team may not have the cache or following as Kobe, LeBron and the American men, but they too enter London as prohibitive fa...

Team USA's Best Lineup And Only Vulnerability (Video)

Jordan Schultz | Posted 09.25.2012 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

In this new video with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down why LeBron James will be playing power forward for Team USA and why that's a good thing for the Americans.

USA Tops Spain In Potential Gold Medal Preview

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 09.23.2012 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain — Gold medal at stake or nothing at all, the U.S. Olympic basketball team was bringing its best Tuesday. Being back on the Dre...

USA Basketball: Colleges Feeding The Dream Team

The Huffington Post | Anna Susman | Posted 07.23.2012 | College

Though it's difficult to imagine, these Dream Teamers were once bright-eyed freshman, wandering through the hallways of their universities and fightin...

USA Basketball Pushed Again Ahead Of Olympics

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 09.21.2012 | Sports

BARCELONA, Spain -- Dressed like the Dream Team, tested like its predecessor never was. The U.S. Olympic men's basketball team held on for an 86-80 e...

'84 to '92: Memories From Inside the Dream Team

Terry Lyons | Posted 09.18.2012 | Sports
Terry Lyons

Whether it was those early days in '84, the challenge of the '88 Games or the pinnacle in 1992, I was very proud to have "USA" on my polo shirt and honored to have played a small part in bringing the NBA players to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics medal ceremony.

The Special Relationship

AP | TIM DAHLBERG | Posted 07.19.2012 | Sports

MANCHESTER, England -- If there was ever such a thing as a friendly, this was it. Things were so chummy Thursday night at the Manchester Arena that o...

LeBron Leads U.S. Rally In Win Over Brazil

AP | BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 09.15.2012 | Sports

WASHINGTON — Tough start for the Americans. The Olympic basketball team couldn't get a stop, the president couldn't get a kiss. Eventually, thing...

WATCH: Obama Booed For Not Kissing First Lady At Basketball Game

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama arrived courtside Monday night to loud cheers and Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" as he took his seat to wa...

LOOK: Obama's Big Basketball Watching Night

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 09.15.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama basked in the glow of the Olympics on Monday, getting a courtside look at LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and othe...

SNUB: Pistons' Greg Monroe Says He Should Be Playing Olympics

Detroit News | Posted 07.09.2012 | Detroit

Orlando, Fla. — NBA players have a reputation of often taking the smallest slight and turning it into the biggest act of disrespect. For Pistons ...

WATCH: Blake Griffin Throws Down At USA Practice

Posted 07.08.2012 | Sports

By Jose Martinez, Complex Sports Yesterday, the final roster for the United States men's basketball team was announced and one pick that got us exc...

The Dream Team vs. The Olympic Dream: A Legacy of Triumph or Tragedy?

Steve Malkenson | Posted 08.07.2012 | Sports
Steve Malkenson

I'd much prefer to see the U.S. win an occasional gold meal with true amateurs rather than dominate with the best athletes money can buy.

The Myth of the Dream Team: Where Have You Gone Oscar Robertson?

Mark Axelrod | Posted 08.05.2012 | Sports
Mark Axelrod

I don't mean to disparage the '92 Dream Team, but you've got to think about it. What kind of point differential would there have been in 1960 if NBA players were allowed to compete and that Olympic team started Robertson, Cousy, Baylor, Chamberlain and Russell?

USA Basketball Reveals 20 Players Fighting For 12 Spots

AP | By BRIAN MAHONEY | Posted 01.16.2012 | Sports

NEW YORK -- This U.S. basketball team might be even better than the last two that won gold medals. "This will be the most talented of the three teams...

WHO MAKES THE CUT?: Roster For London Olympics Reduced To 19, With 7 More To Be Cut

The Huffington Post | Dan Treadway | Posted 01.11.2012 | Sports

Four MVP Awards, all five 2010-11 All-NBA First Team selections and countless All-Star game appearances. This is just a glimpse of the various accompl...

Lithuania Wins U19 Championship: Valanciunas MVP

Carl Berman | Posted 09.09.2011 | Sports
Carl Berman

The best young team of the world, reigning u18 European champion Lithuania won the u19 World Championship in Riga to confirm their domination among the 92-93 generation players.