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  1. The unclaimed medals from the 1972 U.S. men's basketball team sta...

    Grantland Staff

    Our latest film, from director Rory Karpf.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  2. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Spain

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  3. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Brazil

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even to contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possib...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  4. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Argentina

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | August 01, 2012
  5. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Lithuania

    Sebastian Pruiti

    In this year's Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possible ...

    Blog | July 31, 2012
  6. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: Russia

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the Olympic basketball competition, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and medal chances of these possibl...

    Blog | July 30, 2012
  7. Olympic Basketball Contender or Pretender: France

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Heading into the basketball competition of these Olympics, there are several teams that are a threat to medal, and maybe even contend with Team USA. As the Games ramp up, we'll be providing looks at the strengths, weaknesses, and chances of these pos...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  8. How Can Team USA Use Blake Griffin Effectively?

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala, and James Harden secured the final three spots on the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, beating out Eric Gordon, Rudy Gay, and no. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis. Griffin may be the most interesting selection, because, mo...

    Blog | July 10, 2012
  9. About Last Night: You've Been Kershaw'd

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy digging out your old copy of "Twas the Night Before Football," here are the top five stories you missed in sports on Tuesday: Clayton Kershaw's gem pushed the Dodgers past the Nationals, 4-1,&...

    Blog | September 03, 2014
  10. Keep Team USA Young Forever

    Andrew Sharp

    So here's a quick idea for the future of USA Basketball that has probably been floated before, but bears repeating now that we're in the middle of the FIBA Basketball World Cup: What if every player can only play in one Olympic cycle? This...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  11. We Went There: Five Questions From the FIBA Asia Championship, Ph...

    Rafe Bartholomew

    1. Why bother going there? Fair question. The FIBA Asia Championship is a major regional qualifying tournament, held every two years, that determines who gets to represent Asia in competitions like the Olympics and the Basketball World Cup. (FIBA ...

    Blog | August 07, 2013
  12. About Last Night: Harper Doesn't Clown Around

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy enjoying the satisfaction of ripping the perforated sides off of dot matrix printer paper, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: Despite blowing a four-run ninth-inning lead, Washington beat the Pittsburgh Pirates a...

    Blog | July 26, 2013
  13. Looking back on the controversies and tragedies at the 1972 Olymp...

    Louisa Thomas

    It was about more than the controversy at the men's basketball finals — the 1972 Olympics in Munich were the site of unimaginable turmoil.

    Story | Conversation | March 27, 2013
  14. Russia Can't Stop the Reign of Spain

    Bill Simmons

    Explain this one to me: The Olympics organizers probably gave away $300,000 of revenue per basketball session by not having courtside seats, and yet they scheduled Friday's men's basketball semifinals so that ... A. Spain and Russia played at 5...

    Blog | August 10, 2012
  15. Breaking Down Russia's Alexey Shved and His NBA Potential

    Sebastian Pruiti

    Alexey Shved has shown during these Olympics that he is an interesting prospect, one who should make the Timberwolves even more exciting to watch. Throughout the men's basketball competition, we've seen the good Shved — a 16-point, 13-assist ga...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  16. It doesn't get better than four basketball games with a shot at a...

    Bill Simmons

    When there is an international play-or-go-home quadruple-header, you better believe the Sports Guy is watching.

    Story | Conversation | August 09, 2012