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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    "Really glamorous, I know." Puking during workouts as an essential part of being an Olympic athlete. Strongly in favor of a real basketball world cup: Bill Simmons. Talk that it's a "natural metamorphosis" for Kobe Bryant to accept a smaller role...

    Blog | August 09, 2012
  2. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Brian Murphy of the Pioneer Press: Team USA starts its gold-medal defense Sunday, July 29, against France. Kevin Love is only 23 but acknowledges this might be his only shot at an Olympic medal if USA Basketball opts to limit NBA player participation...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  3. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Os Davis of BallinEurope: "Lithuania is as basketball crazy as the reputation. Man, after barely squeaking by unheralded Great Britain last night, the streets were full of partiers -- one game and it was Canada after an Olympic hockey win. Gotta love...

    Blog | September 01, 2011
  4. An international brouhaha

    Henry Abbott

    Mark Cuban told CBS Sports' Ken Berger the other day that he'd like to take elite summer basketball away from the Olympics. Cuban's idea, which has fallen on deaf ears with the ever more globally minded commissioner, is to buy out the various nation...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  5. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    M. Haubs of The Painted Area: "2010 has the been the best year of Coach K's illustrious career, for winning the most improbable of his four national championships in March, followed up by winning USA Basketball's most challenging gold medal of the NB...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  6. 10 Things to Watch in the World Championships

    Henry Abbott

    Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE/Getty Images Ricky Rubio will be fully empowered to drive the Spanish team's attempt to knock off Team USA. Basketball's World Championships (maybe the last ones ever ... the name will likely be changing to the World Cup) b...

    Blog | August 27, 2010
  7. Pau Gasol: World-beater

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Jay Aych, The Painted Area Team USA got its redemption with Olympic gold in Beijing in 2008. On Sunday, Team Espana got its redemption with Eurobasket gold in Katowice, Poland. Pau Gasol: On top of the basketball world. ...

    Blog | September 21, 2009
  8. The State of Greg Oden

    Henry Abbott

    Just saw some video of Greg Oden playing against Brook Lopez and Kevin Love in the USA Basketball Showcase. Look at him out there! Seven feet tall. Strong as an ox, even though he's just barely legal drinking age. Making rebounds that would be di...

    Blog | July 27, 2009
  9. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News: "There is no better way for Jason Kidd to bow out of international basketball, having earned his second gold medal Sunday while extending his record to 56-0 in Olympics, Olympic qualifying and exhibition game...

    Blog | August 25, 2008
  10. Get Your "Redeem Team" Tankinis Right Here

    Henry Abbott

    Writing for Slate, Tommy Craggs has some pretty amazing insight into the "Redeem Team" and its place in the world of commerce: On Aug. 11, USA Basketball formally sought to trademark the nickname "Redeem Team," including, in its application, a list ...

    Blog | August 22, 2008
  11. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Jeff Duncan of The Times-Picayune: "Chris Paul's role for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team grows with each game. Jason Kidd is the starter at point guard. But Paul is clearly the guard who plays the most minutes and more often than not finishes...

    Blog | August 19, 2008
  12. First Cup: Monday

    Henry Abbott

    Chris Tomasson of the Rocky Mountain News: "John Amaechi is at the Olympics, serving as a basketball analyst for his homeland Great Britain's BBC. His appearance has caught some in the NBA establishment by surprise. 'It's been tense to say the least,...

    Blog | August 18, 2008
  13. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Michael Lee of The Washington Post: "When the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team arrived in Athens four years ago, the players immediately checked into spacious cabins aboard the Queen Mary 2 -- a colossal cruise ship docked at Piraeus port on the Me...

    Blog | August 08, 2008
  14. Olympic Basketball TV Schedule

    Henry Abbott

    Here it is, the whole darned thing. Every nation, every gender. This is more basketball than could possibly be watched by one human, so bring a friend, stay hydrated, and do your best....

    Blog | August 06, 2008
  15. First Cup: Tuesday

    Henry Abbott

    Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee: "Kevin Martin arrived with an agenda and, almost as interestingly, with something to say. The plan is to impress USA Basketball officials while preparing the U.S. Olympic Team for Beijing. Establish eye contact wi...

    Blog | July 22, 2008
  16. Wednesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    By Maurice Brooks The Iranian Olympic Team is making a trip to Utah.Examining the pastime that is pickup basketball.It looks like it is time for a lot of free agents to come up with a plan B.Maybe James Posey felt uncomfortable at an event to promote...

    Blog | July 16, 2008