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  1. A comprehensive plan for Dwyane Wade's Olympic pay scale

    Steve Etheridge

    Montgomery Burns protege/basketball star Dwyane Wade said on Tuesday that he wants a payday for playing in the Olympics this summer, saying, ""It's a lot of things you do for the Olympics -- a lot of jerseys you sell." Though the jerseys are made by ...

    Blog | Conversation | April 12, 2012
  2. Sept. 10, 1972: USA basketball loses gold medal game to U.S.S.R.


    Sept. 10, 1972: USA basketball loses gold medal game to U.S.S.R....

    Blog | Conversation | September 10, 2011
  3. espnW Questionnaire: Lisa Leslie's life mantra

    Amanda Rykoff

    In the Pro's Questionnaire, our favorite sports figures take our abridged version of the most famous personality test, the Proust Questionnaire. Women's basketball legend Lisa Leslie is up. The three-time WNBA MVP, four-time Olympic gold medalist and...

    Blog | Conversation | April 07, 2011
  4. Deron Williams of New Jersey Nets hates having his name mispronou...

    Patrick Hruby

    He's a two-time NBA All-Star. An Olympic gold-medal winner. A former college star. Yet still people can't pronounce his name correctly -- including pro basketball arena announcers, for whom getting names right is pretty much their entire job. As New ...

    Blog | Conversation | March 28, 2011
  5. 3-on-3 basketball could become big time?

    Vincent Thomas

    All the Gus Macker stalwarts need to start fine-tuning their pick-n-roll games. You backyard/barnyard/blacktop legends should perk up, too. Come 2020 -- maybe even 2016 in Brazil -- 3-on-3 basketball could be added to the Olympic roster. This...

    Blog | Conversation | September 18, 2010
  6. Bill Simmons: Kevin Durant goes to a new level

    Bill Simmons

    After watching Kevin Durant lead Team USA to the gold medal at the world basketball championship, Bill learned a lesson: He will never bet against him again.

    Story | Conversation | September 13, 2010
  7. Plenty of reasons to watch world championships

    Vincent Thomas

    We often hear that the FIBA World Championship is more important than the Olympics to most countries. It's the basketball equivalent of FIFA's World Cup. The problem is that nobody buys that in the U.S., where the world championships are much less si...

    Blog | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  8. Plenty of reasons to watch world championships in basketball

    Vincent Thomas

    I know it's not the Olympics, but the basketball action is actually better.

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2010
  9. Michael Weinreb: The forgotten boycott of Long Island University

    Michael Weinreb

    The Long Island University basketball team likely would have represented the U.S. at the 1936 Olympics, but instead took a stand -- and never talked about it again.

    Story | Conversation | April 14, 2009
  10. Did the Redeem Team really come through?

    Scoop Jackson

    Yes, the U.S. men's basketball team recaptured the Olympic gold in Beijing. But did it really accomplish its mission?

    Story | Conversation | August 26, 2008
  11. USA basketball is missing something ... or someone

    Scoop Jackson

    Is the U.S. men's basketball team poised to reclaim the Olympic gold? Scoop Jackson thinks something is missing.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2008
  12. Carmelo Anthony on going for the gold, and much more

    Scoop Jackson

    Scoop Jackson sits down with Carmelo Anthony to talk about USA Basketball's road to redemption.

    Story | Conversation | July 23, 2008
  13. The real happenings of 2006

    Jim Caple

    Jim Caple wraps up 2006 with a behind-the-scenes look at what really happened during the year.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2006
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