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  1. Power Rankings: 2014 World Cup Edition

    Marc Stein

    BILBAO, Spain -- There's only one way to properly prepare for the two-plus weeks of late-summer basketball that starts Saturday all over Espana: A special edition of FIBA World Cup Power Rankings from your trusty and fully international committee (of...

    Blog | August 29, 2014
  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. 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
  4. 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
  5. Mark Cuban of Dallas Mavericks feels for Paul George, renews call...

    Marc Stein

    In the wake of Paul George's gruesome leg fracture suffered Friday while on Team USA duty, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has renewed his call for the NBA and its players to organize their own quadrennial competition.

    Story | Conversation | August 02, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. First Cup: Wednesday

    Henry Abbott

    Mike Wells of The Indianapolis Star: Lee Eddins had hoped he would be able to watch his idol, center Roy Hibbert, play in person when the Indiana Pacers visit Sacramento, Calif., for a game against the Kings in late November. But Lee, 12, is not expe...

    Blog | August 08, 2012
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. President Barack Obama says 1992 Dream Team would defeat 2012 Oly...

    Add President Barack Obama to the list of people who disagree with Kobe Bryant's boast that this year's USA Olympic basketball team could beat the Dream Team of 1992.

    Story | Conversation | July 16, 2012
  14. Olympics 2012 -- Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom, Anthony Davis to Team...

    Marc Stein

    Blake Griffin, Lamar Odom and Anthony Davis will try out with coach Mike Krzyzewski on July 4 for spots on the Olympic team

    Story | Conversation | June 27, 2012
  15. Report -- Jerry Colangelo asks for, receives extension on roster ...

    USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo won't have to submit the 12-man roster for the men's Olympic basketball team until July 8, according to a USA Today report.

    Story | Conversation | May 08, 2012
  16. Jerry Colangelo says Team USA won't add to prelim roster after in...

    Marc Stein

    In his strongest terms to date, USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo said Wednesday that no new players will be considered for the roster for this summer's Olympics despite a flurry of injuries.

    Story | Conversation | April 25, 2012