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Behind a USA Olympic qualifying record 31 points from LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers), the USA Men’s Senior National Team (10-0) opened and closed this afternoon’s FIBA Americas Championship 2007 gold medal contest to chants of U-S-A from the crowd after putting on a dazzling, 40-minute display that earned the USA a dominating 118-81 win over […]

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With the outside temperature in Las Vegas, Nev., smoldering in its typical triple digits Saturday afternoon, the USA Men’s Senior National Team (9-0) heated things up inside the Thomas & Mack Center as well with a fiery 135-91 blowout of Puerto Rico (4-5) in one semifinal of the FIBA Americas Championship. The one-sided win not […]

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Since writing my four part piece on the inanity, insanity, and absurdity of NBA players participating in FIBA tournaments, some news has transpired supporting my position. I figured I’d share:
Lets start with my personal hero, Canada’s coach Leo Rautins, who was forced to watch his son’s future disappear after he tore up his knee […]

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Sacramento Kings guard Kevin Martin will join a host of NBA stars and coaching personnel returning to Johannesburg, South Africa September 5-9 at the American International School of Johannesburg for the fifth edition of Basketball without Borders Africa.
A partnership between the National Basketball Association (NBA), the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) and Basketball South Africa (BSA), […]

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LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers) tallied 16 of his game-high 26 points in the second quarter to help the USA Men’s Senior National Team (7-0/6-0) blow open a 10-point first quarter lead and run away with a 118-79 victory over Uruguay (2-4) in the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 Wednesday at the Thomas & Mack Center in […]

Read Full Post » NewsWire: The USA Men’s Senior National Team (5-0) utilized a 24-4 second quarter run to close the door on Puerto Rico (1-4) and lock up a berth into the FIBA Americas Championship 2007 semifinals with a 117-78 win Tuesday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nev.
The win, the USA’s 32 […]

Read Full Post » NewsWire: The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that 2007 first round draft pick Yi Jianlian (EE jee-AHN-lee-AHN) has signed a multi-year contract. The Bucks 6th overall selection in the 2007 NBA Draft, Yi Jianlian signed his contract in Hong Kong following a negotiating session with Mr. Chen Haitao, owner of the Guangdong Tigers. […]

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Following six days of training in Las Vegas, Nev., USA Basketball announced its official 12-man roster that will represent the United States in the Aug. 22-Sept. 2 FIBA Americas Championship 2007.
Named to the USA Basketball Senior National Team were Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets); Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (New […]

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Legacy of the Dream Team

The United States team that will be competing the FIBA Americas tournament to earn its place in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing has had its share of press lately, but there haven’t been many media outlets discussing how international basketball rose to power over the years. I think it bears mentioning as the USA […]

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The Los Angeles Clippers added another piece to the team’s backcourt with the signing of guard Guillermo Diaz today.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.
Diaz, the Clippers’ second round selection (52nd overall) in the 2006 NBA Draft, averaged 20.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists in 15 games played for CEZ […]

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