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  1. 2012 Olympics -- Why would NBA bail on Olympics?

    Michael Wilbon

    The NBA would have only one reason to support a move to limit Olympic basketball to players younger than 23, and that's money, writes Michael Wilbon.

    Story | Conversation | July 31, 2012
  2. Team USA roster inclusion of Andre Drummond, Mason Plumlee gives ...

    Marc Stein

    After relying so heavily on speed and athleticism in its last two major tournaments, USA Basketball officials have put an unexpected emphasis on size in its final player selections by choosing Andre Drummond to fill the last spot on a 12-man roster.

    Story | Conversation | August 23, 2014
  3. Gordon Hayward, Damon Lillard, Kyle Korver, Chandler Parsons amon...

    Marc Stein

    USA Basketball has decided to drop Damian Lillard, Chandler Parsons, Kyle Korver and Gordon Hayward from its roster for the FIBA World Cup in Spain.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  4. Derrick Rose plays role of distributor in return for Team USA

    Ohm Youngmisuk

    Playing more the role of distributor, Derrick Rose returned to the court Friday night and provided a lift off the bench to help the United States beat Puerto Rico 112-86 in an exhibition game at Madison Square Garden.

    Story | Conversation | August 22, 2014
  5. U.S. men's basketball chooses 16 roster finalists

    The Americans have 16 players left in their roster pool after cutting three Tuesday -- and 25 days to determine which of them can fill the role that Paul George would have handled.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  6. Paul George injury should not mean change for USA Basketball - NB...

    Jay Bilas

    Jay Bilas breaks down how USA Basketball, despite Paul George's recent injury, is still being run correctly. He writes that players typically show improvement after the summer competing internationally and why college players shouldn't be considered.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2014
  7. Invincibility streak ends for USA Basketball

    Marc Stein

    We're talking more than two decades here. It took a full 22 years, to be precise, before the good fortune finally ran out on the deepest program in hoops history. From the inception of the original Dream Team that changed this sport forever in ...

    Blog | August 03, 2014
  8. Indiana Pacers more optimistic about Paul George's return followi...

    The Indiana Pacers are still reeling from the devastating leg injury suffered by star player Paul George during Friday night's U.S. national team's intrasquad scrimmage at UNLV.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  9. John Wall of Washington Wizards to attend

    Marc Stein

    Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2014
  10. Dirk: I'd consider return to German national team

    Marc Stein

    In the Olympic summer of 2016, Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in ...

    Blog | September 10, 2013
  11. Dirk Nowitzki of Dallas Mavericks considers return to FIBA action...

    Marc Stein

    Germany coach Frank Menz revealed Monday that Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will consider a return to FIBA competition if the national team looks capable of making a run at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

    Story | Conversation | September 09, 2013
  12. New Jersey Nets' Deron Williams open to 2014 basketball worlds

    Two-time Olympic gold medalist Deron Williams of the Brooklyn Nets said Monday he would be "definitely open" to playing for the United States in the 2014 World Cup of Basketball.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2012
  13. FIBA chief says no age limit coming for 2016 Olympics

    Marc Stein

    NBA commissioner David Stern's push to see an age limit of 23 for the men's Olympic basketball tourament is losing steam.

    Story | Conversation | August 11, 2012
  14. 2012 Olympics -- Lithuania still causing issues for Team USA

    Marc Stein

    Team USA had to turn it on late to outlast Lithuania ... again.

    Story | Conversation | August 04, 2012
  15. Lithuania's history of scaring Team USA

    Marc Stein

    LONDON -- Having covered only one Olympics before this one, back in 2000 in Sydney, I will never forget the stampede of reporters frantically running into the basketball venue once word began to spread that Lithuania and a former Maryland guard named...

    Blog | August 03, 2012
  16. A Mavs-free Olympics surely suits Mark Cuban

    Jeff Caplan

    The Opening Ceremonies for the Olympic Games in London are under way, and the men's basketball tournament begins Sunday with an intriguing matchup between Team USA and France. From Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban's standpoint, he can watch the e...

    Blog | July 27, 2012