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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Chris Sheridan's Doubt Animates Itself

    Henry Abbott

    All along, ESPN's Chris Sheridan has been the naysayer of USA basketball, sensing doom in, well, nearly everything Team USA has done. And you know what? I welcome that. Because while the US appears to have chosen players well, and run a very effic...

    Blog | August 14, 2006
  9. The Olympic Team--My Twelve from Team USA

    Henry Abbott

    The word is out about who is in the mix for the U.S. Basketball team that will convene, in various forms, every summer between now and the U.S. Olympics. At the moment, according to USA Basketball's official website, there are 23 players on the team...

    Blog | March 06, 2006
  10. Thursday Stuff

    Henry Abbott

    Doug Christie has his eye on Dallas. Super old news worth knowing: in the 2000 Olympics, Spain won the disabled basketball event. According to Harper's, ten members of the team were found to have faked their disabilities. As long as we're going thro...

    Blog | August 11, 2005