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Harden, Davis among NBA stars set for USA World Cup camp

Jun 11, 2019 - 10:00 AM

'We've got an excellent cross-section of veteran USA Basketball and NBA players,' says Team USA coach Gregg Popovich

BIG NAMES. NBA stars James Harden and Anthony Davis headline Team USA’s 20-man pool. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/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

WATCH: Team USA pokes fun at Draymond Green for penis photo

Aug 03, 2016 - 4:44 PM

Draymond Green s Team USA teammates give him a hard time after he shared a photo of his penis on Snapchat

WHOOPS. Turns out Draymond Green's arrest for slapping a college football player was not the most embarrassing thing to happen to him this month. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

USA topples Nigeria in final pre-Olympic basketball contest

Aug 02, 2016 - 1:51 PM

A half dozen Americans finish in double figures including Carmelo Anthony who tallies a team high 19 points

SLAM. DeMar DeRozan makes a slam dunk against Nigeria in a pre-Olympic exhibition game during USA Basketball Showcase at Toyota Center on August 1, 2016 in Houston, Texas. Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Draymond Green apologizes for posting penis photo on Snapchat

Aug 01, 2016 - 12:21 PM

The Golden State Warriors star says he pushed the wrong button resulting in his penis spending 10 minutes on his social media account

SNAPCHAT CONTROVERSY. Draymond Green has had an interesting last month. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Carmelo Anthony seeks record third Olympic men's hoops gold

Jul 26, 2016 - 11:24 AM

The 32 year old forward is the oldest man on the US collection of NBA stars

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

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

Warriors' Draymond Green avoids jail time over slap arrest

Jul 23, 2016 - 3:01 AM

Green negotiates his assault charge for allegedly slapping a football player down to a small fine before leaving for the Rio Olympics

COP A PLEA. Draymond Green can now put his off-the-court drama behind him and focus on the Rio Olympics. File photo by EZRA SHAW / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP

Irving, Barnes to complete US Olympic basketball team: report

Jun 26, 2016 - 12:48 PM

The US squad will be favored to win a third consecutive Olympic gold medal in Rio

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION. Kyrie Irving showed he was ready for primetime by leading Team USA to victory at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

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

Stephen Curry says he won't play in Olympics

Jun 07, 2016 - 12:10 PM

Curry says he has decided to withdraw from the USA s preliminary squad after consulting with his family advisors and team officials

NO OLYMPICS. Stephen Curry says he won't play in the Rio Olympics. Photo from

Kobe Bryant will not play at Rio Olympics

Jan 17, 2016 - 11:15 AM

Kobe Bryant has made it clear that his final game will be in a Los Angeles Lakers jersey

NO ENCORE. Kobe Bryant says he will give way to others to represent USA Basketball at the 2016 Olympics. File photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

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

American basketball is still in a class of its own

Sep 17, 2014 - 11:51 AM

Despite player withdrawals and a lack of internationally experienced participants the Americans showed they were still the undisputed kings of basketball

SIMPLY THE BEST. Winners of 64 of their last 65 games, Team USA proved they were still the unrivaled kings of basketball at the FIBA World Cup. Photo from

Team USA announces final roster after beating Puerto Rico

Aug 23, 2014 - 3:18 PM

Damian Lillard Kyle Korver Gordon Hayward and Chandler Parsons were cut from the lineup

COURT GENERAL. Derrick Rose takes a shot against Puerto Rican defenders. He leads the final 12 of Team USA that will compete in the FIBA World Championship in Spain. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Krzyzweski returns to coach US hoops squad

May 24, 2013 - 6:41 PM

Mike Krzyzweski has decided to return to coach the US basketball team through the 2016 Olympics

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

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.