Olympic basketball - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Olympic basketball


Olympic triumph primes Carmelo Anthony for new season

Sep 27, 2016 - 4:45 PM

Anthony says he is fitter than he has been for years following the successful USA campaign in Brazil

Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks addresses the media during the New York Knicks Media Day. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Veterans rule in USA's run to Olympic basketball gold

Aug 22, 2016 - 2:50 PM

Carmelo Anthony 32 brings the experience and Kevin Durant 27 the scoring as the USA capped its 2016 Olympic run by mauling Serbia

SENIORS TAKE CHARGE. Carmelo Anthony of USA takes charge during the men's basketball gold medal game of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. EPA/SAM MOOY

USA beats Serbia to win third straight gold in Olympic basketball

Aug 22, 2016 - 4:46 AM

Kevin Durant leads with 30 points as Team USA wins gold again

US women rout Spain to win sixth consecutive basketball gold

Aug 21, 2016 - 4:31 AM

Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen score 17 as USA blows out Spain by 29 points

GOLDEN GIRLS. The US dominance in women's basketball continues with yet another first place finish. Photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

USA NBA stars dunk Spain to reach Rio final

Aug 20, 2016 - 5:03 AM

Klay Thompson scores 22 and Kevin Durant adds 14 as USA moves to within one win of its third straight Olympic gold

MILESTONE. Kevin Durant moved to second all-time in scoring for Team USA in the win over Spain. Photo by Eric Gay/Pool/AFP

Olympics: US earn Spain hoops semi as Aussies wait

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:36 AM

Kevin Durant leads the way for the United States in its blowout victory over Argentina

USA faces Argentina, Spain vs France as Rio hoops hits knockout phase

Aug 16, 2016 - 6:43 PM

Other quarterfinal matchups include Australia vs Lithuania and Croatia vs Serbia

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT. Team USA will facing the aging Argentina squad as the knockout phase starts. Photo by Mark Ralston/AFP

Dominant US women's hoops team has yet to show its best

Aug 16, 2016 - 3:00 PM

We haven t reached our peak performance yet so we ve still got a lot left in the tank says US forward Seimone Augustus

SIMPLY THE BEST. Team USA has won 5 straight Olympic gold medals and are favored to add a sixth. Photo by Javier Soriano/AFP

Spain beats Argentina to rescue Rio basketball hopes

Aug 16, 2016 - 9:50 AM

Spain regroups after a pair of close losses and eliminates hosts Brazil in the process

ON THE REBOUND. Rudy Fernandez finished with a game-high 23 points in Spain's win over Argentina. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Argentina wins Brazil clash in double OT, Spain stays alive

Aug 14, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Decades of football rivalry spice any Argentine Brazil matchup but no incidents are reported

VICTORIOUS. Argentina's Luis Scola, Manu Ginobili, Facundo Campazzo and Marcos Delia celebrate after defeating Brazil during a men's basketball Group B match. Mark RALSTON / AFP

USA basketball stars survive Serbian scare

Aug 13, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Bogdan Bogdanovic missed a 3 pointer at the buzzer to hand the Americans a tough grind it out victory

Spain gets first basketball win despite security scare

Aug 12, 2016 - 1:40 PM

In other action Lithuania emerged victorious against Argentina

Has Team USA's aura of invincibility at the Olympics been dented?

Aug 12, 2016 - 9:00 AM

The American NBA stars say they were happy for a true challenge but the Australians showed that Team USA was beatable

NO MORE FUN AND GAMES. Demarcus Cousins, Carmelo Anthony and the rest of Team USA were in a much more serious mood against Australia, exposing the American NBA stars' vulnerability for the first time in this tournament. Photo by Andrej Isakovic/AFP

Team USA starts slow, still manages to blow out Venezuela

Aug 09, 2016 - 1:09 PM

Venezuela stands no chance against the US NBA stars as Team USA wins by 44

AINT NO STOPPING US NOW. Kevin Durant scores 16 and dishes 5 assists as Venezuela stands no chance in their way. Photo by Jorge Zapata/EPA

China's Zhou Qi has work to follow in Yao's NBA footsteps

Aug 07, 2016 - 5:05 PM

Zhou Qi the Chinese big man who was drafted by the Houston Rockets was limited to 3 points by Team USA s swarming defense

NOT READY. Zhou Qi, seen playing against NBA star DeMarcus Cousins, hasn't shown he is NBA ready despite being 7-foot-1. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images/AFP

Team USA players think they’re going to a spa, end up in brothel instead

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:53 PM

The lesson from the incident: don t believe everything you hear over the phone

Record 34 global NBA players look to topple Team USA in Rio

Aug 06, 2016 - 1:14 PM

USA is not the only country with NBA talent on its roster as the league s influence reaches further at the Olympics than ever before

GLOBAL THREAT. Luis Scola of Argentina, seen carrying the flag for his country, is one of 34 players from nations other than the USA with NBA experience at the Rio Olympics. Photo by Esteban Biba/EPA

Team USA basketball players will stay on a cruise ship for Rio Games

Aug 05, 2016 - 1:18 PM

The US men s and women s teams will not have to experience any of the lodging woes that Andrew Bogut has suffered through

USA player Kevin Durant (L) looks to pass the ball as he is defended by Chinese player Yi Jianlian (R) during the first half of an exhibition game at Staples Center. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Andrew Bogut rips 'luxury lodging' Olympic Village on Twitter

Aug 03, 2016 - 5:50 PM

Andrew Bogut wasn t happy about the showers not having curtains and the absence of sufficiently sized beds in Rio

ZIKA CONCERN. Andrew Bogut (R) does not hide his worries over the Zika virus going into the Rio Olympics. He plans to play for Australia. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: Carmelo Anthony wants nothing to do with Team USA sing-along

Jul 31, 2016 - 12:43 PM

Why so grumpy Melo?

MORE OLYMPIC SUCCESS. USA's Carmelo Anthony (R), seen here in action against China's Guo Ailun in an exhibition game, has been struggling for success with his NBA team but is now eyeing his 3rd Olympic gold medal. EPA/MIKE NELSON

Team USA shoots poorly but still routs Venezuela in Olympic tuneup

Jul 30, 2016 - 6:31 PM

Because they re Team USA of course

Carmelo Anthony grabs a rebound over a Venezuelan player in an easy tuneup win for the Americans. Photo by Johnathan Daniel/Getty Images/AFP

Durant, USA blow out Argentina in exhibition game

Jul 23, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Team USA shows its depth and talent in an easy exhibition win against Argentina

Spain's Marc Gasol to miss Olympics with foot injury

Jul 22, 2016 - 12:55 AM

The 31 year old Memphis Grizzlies center is still healing from a broken right foot in February

GRIZZLED. Marc Gasol will not be playing for Spain in the upcoming Rio Olympics. Photo by Steve DiPaola/EPA

Draymond Green court date moved to avoid Olympic clash

Jul 15, 2016 - 5:11 AM

The Golden State Warriors star s pre trial conference was moved from the day before the Olympics start to July 21

OFF THE COURT, IN THE COURTROOM. Draymond Green is facing charges after an alleged altercation in Michigan. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Batum: FIBA OQT win is little step to bigger Rio Olympics

Jul 12, 2016 - 12:17 PM

France joins Serbia and Croatia as the last 3 teams to qualify for Olympic basketball next month

ONE SMALL STEP. For Nicolas Batum and France, winning the Manila OQT is just one small step of their Rio Olympics goal. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

Injured Bogut included in Australia's Olympic roster

Jul 11, 2016 - 4:12 PM

Andrew Bogut has been out of action since mid June with a knee injury but may make a third Olympic appearance

BIG MAN. Australia is hoping Andrew Bogut (R) can shake his injury concerns in time for the Rio Games. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Rio Olympic basketball cast, draw complete

Jul 11, 2016 - 12:26 AM

See the full draw results here

ON TO RIO. France is among 12 teams that will compete at the Rio Olympic basketball tournament. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

LIVE: Canada vs France – FIBA OQT Final

Jul 10, 2016 - 6:45 PM

Get live updates from the 2016 FIBA OQT Final with Canada vs France on July 10 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City Philippines

NBA: Anthony says athletes must 'demand change' after shootings

Jul 09, 2016 - 2:19 PM

NBA star Carmelo Anthony urged athletes to step up and demand change following the shooting deaths of two black men at the hands of police and the slayings of 5 law enforcement officers in Dallas

STAND UP. Carmelo Anthony thinks athletes should use their influence to affect change. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

LIVE: FIBA Olympic Qualifiers in Manila, Day 3: NZL vs FRA and SEN vs TUR

Jul 07, 2016 - 3:28 PM

Get live updates from the third day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with New Zealand vs France and Senegal vs Turkey on July 7 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City Philippines

Mixed emotions for New Zealand coach after beating mentor Tab Baldwin

Jul 07, 2016 - 9:00 AM

Paul Henare spent 10 years playing for Tab Baldwin On Wednesday the student defeated the mentor at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament

IN PHOTOS: Gilas loses heartbreaker to New Zealand

Jul 07, 2016 - 12:01 AM

Gilas Pilipinas crashes out of the FIBA OQT with a loss to the Tall Blacks at Mall of Asia Arena

Gilas walks off the court after their heart-breaking defeat. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

WATCH: Gilas Pilipinas vs France highlights

Jul 06, 2016 - 12:46 AM

Gilas Pilipinas made it interesting against one of the best teams in the world Relive some of the most exciting moments from Philippines vs France at the FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament

MANILA SHOWDOWN. Bobby Ray Parks Jr and Tony Parker were in action for Gilas vs France. Photo by Josh Albelda/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Gilas Pilipinas starts strong, falls late to France

Jul 05, 2016 - 11:29 PM

Terrence Romeo Andray Blatche and Gilas Pilipinas go to battle with Tony Parker Boris Diaw and France at the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Manila

Terrence Romeo makes his move against Tony Parker of France

LIVE: FIBA Olympic Qualifiers in Manila, Day 2: CAN vs SEN and PHI vs NZL

Jul 05, 2016 - 8:58 PM

Get live updates from the second day of the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament with Canada vs New Zealand and Philippines vs Senegal July 6 2016 at Mall of Asia Arena Pasay City Philippines

Carmelo Anthony will seek third gold at Rio: report

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:59 AM

Carmelo Anthony DeAndre Jordan Kyle Lowry and Jimmy Butler have reportedly committed to playing for Team USA in Rio

GOLDEN PLAYER. Carmelo Anthony will be one of the players representing USA Basketball at the Rio Games. File photo by Orestis Panagiotou/EPA

Pau Gasol considers freezing sperm over Zika concerns in Rio

Jun 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Spanish basketball star Pau Gasol is considering freezing his sperm if he travels to the Olympic Games

Warriors' Andrew Bogut eyes Rio Olympics despite 'scary' Zika

Jun 08, 2016 - 12:51 PM

Bogut raises his concerns over the Zika virus at the Olympics

ZIKA CONCERN. Andrew Bogut (R) does not hide his worries over the Zika virus going into the Rio Olympics. He plans to play for Australia. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Baldwin’s tireless approach gives Gilas a shot in Olympic Qualifers

May 20, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Gilas may face better talent in the Olympic Qualifiers but rest assured they will come in prepared for victory thanks to Baldwin s coaching mentality

Bobby Ray Parks - Gilas Practice. Photo by Czeasar Dancel

Clippers' Blake Griffin likely to miss Rio Olympics

May 07, 2016 - 3:20 PM

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin had a bone marrow procedure on his left thigh injury and will miss the USA team s preparations for the Rio Olympics

OUT OF RIO. Blake Griffin isn't likely to be playing for Team USA this summer. File photo by Bob Frid/EPA

Huge crowds expected for FIBA Olympic qualifier in Manila

Jan 26, 2016 - 8:52 PM

There are also plans to have game viewings at movie theaters town plazas and parking lots

SIXTH MAN. Gilas Pilipinas will have its sixth man all around them when they compete in the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament. File Photo from FIBA

WATCH: 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw

Jan 26, 2016 - 3:47 PM

Watch the full 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw here

How will teams be drawn for the FIBA Olympic qualifier?

Jan 26, 2016 - 2:48 PM

Watch this FIBA video explaining the procedure for the 2016 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament draw

A look at the pots for the draw, which are 'classified on the basis of their quality and geographic principles'. Screengrab from FIBA

LeBron, Curry head USA Olympic basketball pool

Jan 19, 2016 - 11:05 AM

The 30 man squad will eventually be whittled down to 12 players later this year

USA Basketball coach Krzyzewski to step down after Rio Olympics

Oct 20, 2015 - 4:59 AM

I think it s time to move ahead said Coach K

Krzyzewski to return as US coach?

May 19, 2013 - 9:30 PM

After saying he was stepping down Mike Krzyzewski is in talks to return as USA Basketball coach through the 2016 Olympics

62-1. The long-time mentor has compiled an impressive record. Photo from Coach K's Facebook page.

Kobe leads US NBA stars into Olympic semis

Aug 09, 2012 - 7:45 AM

Kobe Bryant scored 20 points to lead the United States to a 119 86 victory in their Olympic quarterfinal match

Aussies confident against US NBA stars

Aug 07, 2012 - 6:05 PM

The Aussie Boomers say they are not intimidated by the challenge of facing the USA Dream Team at the Olympics

US Olympic Dream Team not unbeatable, says Tony Parker

Jul 24, 2012 - 9:32 PM

All teams can be beaten Parker said of the United States

French NBA star Tony Parker says "all teams can be beaten." Photo taken from Tony Parker's Facebook page.