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  1. NBA -- Team USA might not have alliterative moniker, but its spee...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA routed Spain in Barcelona in a possible prelude for a gold-medal rematch.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2012
  2. Kevin Durant plans return to Team USA for 2016 Olympic Games

    Marc Stein

    While LeBron James is undecided, Kevin Durant told ESPN he intends to return to Team USA for the 2016 Olympics in Brazil after withdrawing from national-team duty shortly before the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 29, 2014
  3. Kenneth Faried says Team USA 'wanted to beat' Spain in FIBA Baske...

    Marc Stein

    Kenneth Faried was the only player willing to say what at least a few members of Team USA are presumably feeling after advancing to a gold-medal game that won't have Spain on the other side.

    Story | Conversation | September 11, 2014
  4. Derrick Rose is 'ready to be Derrick,' Mike Krzyzewski says

    Marc Stein

    Derrick Rose has convinced at least one prominent member of the American basketball community that he has turned a significant corner in his comeback.

    Story | Conversation | September 10, 2014
  5. Kyrie Irving was still hurting during Team USA game against Mexic...

    Marc Stein

    Kyrie Irving is willing to share now what he didn't dare admit Saturday afternoon.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  6. Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski wants Derrick Rose to take charge ...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski wants point guard Derrick Rose to put himself before his teammates on occasion.

    Story | Conversation | September 08, 2014
  7. Kyrie Irving 'ready to go' for Team USA after hard fall in FIBA B...

    Marc Stein

    Team USA starting point guard Kyrie Irving is "100 percent" for Saturday's game against Mexico at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 05, 2014
  8. U.S. wraps up pool play with perfect record

    Marc Stein

    James Harden scored 17 points, Stephen Curry added 14 and the unbeaten U.S. national team wrapped up pool play with a 95-71 victory over Ukraine on Thursday at the Basketball World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | September 04, 2014
  9. Team USA gets power surge from Faried

    Marc Stein

    BILBAO, Spain -- Starting power forward. No. 2 scorer on the squad. Emotional compass and team spokesman, too. Kenneth Faried was supposed to be none of those things on his summer loan from the Denver Nuggets to USA Basketball. Yet suddenly he'...

    Blog | September 02, 2014
  10. FIBA Basketball World Cup -- Derrick Rose to play in Team USA's n...

    Marc Stein

    In the latest significant step of his comeback, Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose is on course to complete a three games-in-three nights test by week's end.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2014
  11. USA Basketball fields youngest team since NBA players allowed in ...

    Marc Stein

    USA Basketball will field its youngest team since 1992 when it takes the court for the FIBA World Cup this weekend.

    Story | Conversation | August 29, 2014
  12. Kyrie Irving to start at point guard in Team USA's final tuneup

    Marc Stein

    Kyrie Irving will start opposite Goran Dragic at point guard Tuesday night when Team USA plays Slovenia in its final tuneup game leading into the FIBA World Cup.

    Story | Conversation | August 25, 2014
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. Remaining Team USA players won't quit

    Marc Stein

    The latest on the state of Team USA in the aftermath of the Paul George injury, as co-authored with ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst: Despite still recovering from the shock of Paul George's catastrophic injury, USA Basketball's remaining 19 players in ...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  16. 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