The U.S. women's basketball team will be favored in the world championship no matter whom it selects, but deciding which superb players to leave off the squad will be brutally difficult, writes Mechelle Voepel.
Winning a fifth consecutive gold medal wasn't easy for Candace Parker and the U.S. women's basketball team. It just looked that way.
She jaws at her teammates and pushes the opponent. But the U.S. women's basketball team has come to depend on Diana Taurasi's play and emotional energy.
Never mind the debate between Kobe and Barkley. The U.S. women are the real Dream Team of the London Games, dispatching opponents by an average of 37.6 points a game.
On the 20th anniversary of the Dream Team, it's the U.S. women who have their sights set on a fifth straight basketball gold medal and 40 straight Olympic victories.
Diana Taurasi has been to the Olympics before. She's also won a gold medal. But this time around, she will be one of the veteran leaders of Team USA.
After a long winter filled with rehab and training, 2011 WNBA MVP Tamika Catchings is excited for the Fever's new season.
Candace Parker, Seimone Augustus and Candice Wiggins missed last year's World Championship because of injuries. All are back and rarin' to go.
Surrounded by players she looks up to, the Baylor star is tentative in her first day at the U.S. national team training camp.