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  1. Video: USA vs. France game highlights replayed by LEGOs

    Jul 30, 2012, 2:38 PM EDT

    French centre Ronny Turiaf (L) challenge

    In case you didn’t get to see the USA start slow then come on to thump France in the Olympics opener for both teams on Sunday, we’ve got you covered. Kind of. From the Guardian in the UK itself, we have a recreation of the highlights, but using LEGOs. Thing is, I kind of like…

  2. Preview: USA enters the easy week of the schedule vs. Tunisia

    Jul 30, 2012, 2:23 PM EDT

    Tunisia's Makram Ben Romdhane (R) drives

    Anthony Davis is the Team USA human victory cigar. When you see him getting serious minutes, the game is in hand. Expect to see a whole lot of Davis this week. After a nice win over France to open the Olympics, Team USA enters the softer part of their schedule this week, starting with Tunisia on…

  3. LeBron James wants Kevin Durant to shoot the rock more

    Jul 30, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

    London Olympics Basketball Men

    Kevin Durant led Team USA with 22 points against France on Sunday, and you can look for that trend to continue. He is the best pure shooter and scorer on Team USA (frankly, the best in the world), his role on this team is to score. And LeBron James wants him doing more of it.…

  4. Deron Williams calls international basketball “slippery”

    Jul 30, 2012, 12:50 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    A lot of things are different in International basketball — the closer three-point line, the types of zone defenses, the overall style of play. And the balls and the rims, if you ask Team USA players. Which the Star Ledger did to Deron Williams (via SLAM). “If you hit any part of the rim, it’s…

  5. Ginobili has a plan for dealing with Parker’s new goggles

    Jul 30, 2012, 12:24 PM EDT

    Manu Ginobili, Renaldas Seibutis

    There’s a big game in Group A tomorrow — Argentina vs. France. The USA should win Group A, so the winner of this game has a real leg up on second place in the group (especially after Argentina beat Lithuania on Sunday). But Argentina vs. France is something else as well — Manu Ginobili vs.…

  6. Tony Parker admits he is “totally out of shape” for Olympics

    Jul 30, 2012, 11:36 AM EDT

    French guard Tony Parker catches the bal

    When you have a shard of glass in your eye that needs to be surgically removed and can cost you your vision if it shifts, you have a really good reason to take some time off from working out. Which is what Tony Parker has done since getting hit with a bottle during the Drake/Chris…

  7. Report: Undrafted Maalik Wayns signs deal with 76ers

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:59 AM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - Villanova v Rutgers

    For a guy who grew up in Philadelphia then played his college ball at Villanova, signing with the 76ers would be a dream come true. That’s what the undrafted Maalik Wayns has done, according to the Times Herald. A source confirmed Saturday that Wayns has agreed to a free-agent deal with the 76ers. The deal…

  8. Kobe says Team USA should be paid, but they would play anyway

    Jul 30, 2012, 10:31 AM EDT

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    Dwyane Wade created a firestorm a few months back when he dared agree with Ray Allen that the USA Basketball players should be paid for their time at the Olympics representing the USA. Wade backtracked soon after, because you can’t win that PR battle. Not when you march into Opening Ceremonies next to a wrestler…

  9. Report: Josh Howard close to making free agent decision

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:44 AM EDT

    Jazz forward Howard tries to get position on Spurs forward Leonard during their NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Texas

    Josh Howard isn’t quite the same guy who was such a force in Dallas a few years back. Injuries have slowed him, including knee surgery last season, although he says he is all the way back. Either way, coming off the bench (and at a reasonable price) he still has value for a team. And…

  10. Quote of the day: Kirilenko is a Wolf who thinks he’s a young buck

    Jul 30, 2012, 8:02 AM EDT

    Russian forward Andrey Kirilenko scores

    “I feel great. Look at me. I’m running like a young deer.”  Andrei Kirilenko of Russia, after dropping 35 points on 17 shots in the first day of Olympic basketball to lead his team to a win. Timberwolves fans should be happy, they just signed Kirilenko and Russian point guard Alexey Shved who had 16…

  11. Report: Milwaukee in lead to sign Joel Przybilla

    Jul 30, 2012, 1:01 AM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Houston Rockets, Game 6

    It’s largely reached the “team are filling out the end of their roster” portion of the summer. So the big questions left (and we’re going to ignore that Dwight question now) are ones like “where will Joel Przybilla play next season?” And the answer may be Milwaukee. That according to a report in the Journal-Times.…

  12. Olympics Day 1 roundup: Argentina picks up key victory

    Jul 30, 2012, 12:02 AM EDT

    Argentinian guard Emanuel Ginobili (2dR)

    We’ve broken down the USA win over France a few ways now, but there were five other games in the Olympics on Sunday. And we know you didn’t watch all of them because you were entranced by beach volleyball. We get that. To help you out, here is a recap of the rest of the…

  13. Video: LeBron’s insane 50-foot, thread-the-needle bounce pass

    Jul 29, 2012, 6:00 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    It was just the first quarter of the third game of the first day of the London Olympics, and I feel safe saying you are not going to see a better pass than this. Tyson Chandler rebounds the miss, makes a quick pass out to LeBron, who is the only person on earth who could…

  14. Magic says Kobe and LeBron would make the Dream Team

    Jul 29, 2012, 4:00 PM EDT

    APTOPIX NBA All Star Basketball

    As interesting uninteresting kill-me-now painful as the discussion over whether the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team has been, Magic Johnson gave an interesting answer Saturday on who would make the Dream Team from this year’s squad. From the L.A. Times: “You have to say Kobe would definitely make it,” Johnson said. “He’s unbelievable.…

  15. Team USA: Three problems shown in the France blowout

    Jul 29, 2012, 2:00 PM EDT

    File photo of U.S. basketball Chairman Colangelo and the 2012 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team posing in Las Vegas

    “Problems” are kind of a relative term for Team USA, at least in group play. Talent’s going to carry them pretty far in the opening rounds of Olympic play. But we’re always able to get better. So here are three problems that showed up in Team USA’s win over France. 1. Shooting is going to…

  16. USA Basketball: Kevin Love burns the doghouse down and Team USA shows its depth

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Olympics Day 2 - Basketball

    Kevin Love has been under fire the past two weeks. He struggled in exhibition play, and his role on Team USA was questioned. He was supposed to be the other big to help Team USA with a roster that has almost no size. There was talk of him slipping out of the rotation almost entirely.…

  17. USA starts slow, picks up pace to blow out France 98-71

    Jul 29, 2012, 12:03 PM EDT

    London Olympics Basketball Men

    We’re going to see a lot of games from Team USA during the Olympics. This was not an end-to-end dominant performance to open the Olympics from the Americans. France was in it early. Tony Parker was making smart plays slashing into the lane while The USA shot 29.2 percent overall and was 0-of-6 shooting from…

  18. Quote of the Day: Patrick Ewing’s not saying Dream Team would “cream” Team USA 2012, but…

    Jul 29, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

    Image (1) Dream-Team-thumb-250x274-18169.jpg for post 3660

    “They’re a lot smaller than we were,’’ Ewing, one of 11 Hall of Famers on that Dream Team, said on NBA TV. “(The current team is) kind of light in the middle. Myself and David Robinson, we would have had a field day… I’m not saying we would have creamed them. Best out of 10,…

  19. Steve Nash’s videos are getting stranger and stranger

    Jul 29, 2012, 8:01 AM EDT

    Steve Nash

    Don’t get me wrong, I am a fan of the Shawshank Redemption (more than the original Stephen King novella) but it is ripe for parody. Just not sure this was the best one I’ve ever seen. Steve Nash and his production company have done some good work in the past (the Terry Fox “30 for…

  20. Magic GM says Howard could start season on Magic roster

    Jul 29, 2012, 1:29 AM EDT

    Rob Hennigan

    “Process.” That was new Orlando Magic GM Rob Hennigan’s word of the day in an interview with the Orlando Sentinel. He said the team would follow the process and trade Dwight Howard when they got to the end of the process. I would translate what he said as “these offers all suck, we’re going to…

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