An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett
What do Christian Laettner and Anthony Davis have in common? They'll both be available as Olympians on NBA 2K13.
2K Sports announced today via Twitter and Facebook that both the Dream Team and the 2012 Olympic team will be included in NBA 2K13, which comes out October 2.
The top-selling basketball video game franchise will also include "an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay...Read more »
Great Britain's performance in the 2012 London Games was underwhelming; a 1-4 record, -25 scoring differential, and fifth-place finish in Group B.
Still, the team's star player, 27-year-old Bulls forward Luol Deng, is confident about the country's future. The first step, Deng mentioned, is improving the education of the country's youngest players.
"There's good coaches out...Read more »
As it has throughout the Olympics, Google rolled out a new sports-themed Doodle this morning. Today's sport? Basketball. And for the second straight day, it's an interactive game.
Users are challenged to connect on shots first from the free throw line, then the top of the key, then the three-point line and beyond. You get 24 seconds to shoot using the spacebar as your power lever.
Other...Read more »
As Team USA's final roster for the 2012 Olympics was announced, the Drib compiled a gallery profiling each NBA player who will represent a foreign country in London.
So far, 23 NBA players have clinched spots at the Games; five for Team France, five for Team Spain, four for Team Argentina, four for Team Brazil, and one each for Teams China, Australia, Great Britain, Lithuania and Russia.
There...Read more »
Another day, another star lost to injury for the U.S. men's basketball team.
Anthony Davis sprained his ankle in a weekend workout with the Hornets, according to the team. The team added that they will evaluate his ability to practice with the national team later in the week; reports suggest it is unlikely Davis will play for the Olympic team.
Davis had been set to workout for Team USA...Read more »
Did you know that David Robinson has the most Olympic medals of any American men's basketball player in history? Or that Carmelo Anthony is tied for the second-most in history?
Newsday.com rolled out a new database earlier today that gives users the ability to search through every American to win an Olympic medal in the history of the Games.
Robinson, for example, won three Olympic medals;...Read more »
The NBA is teaming with Right Guard for a documentary on the 20th anniversary of the Dream Team, set to air June 13 at 9 p.m. on NBA TV.
For basketball fans and Olympic fans, the documentary should be must-watch theater. According to the NBA, "The Dream Team" includes recent interviews with all 12 members of the team, covers the 1992 men's basketball team from early practices through...Read more »
The United States will open up its men's basketball schedule on July 29 at 2:30 p.m. against France, it was announced Wednesday.
The game is the third on the opening day of pool play.
The U.S. will play Tunisia on July 31, the final two qualifying teams on August 2 and August 4, and then Argentina on August 6, the last day of pool play.
Argentina, France, Tunisia, the U.S., and...Read more »
Sure, you remember the 1992 Dream Team, the 2004 disaster and the 2008 Redeem Team.
But what about the controversial gold medal game in Munich in 1972? Or Spencer Haywood's coming out party in 1968? Or the "original" Dream Team in 1960?
We compiled a look back at each Olympics appearance for Team USA basketball. You can school yourself by clicking here....Read more »
When USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo pared down the U.S. men's basketball field to 20 players in January, he probably didn't envision needing reinforcements to fill out a 12-man final roster. But with Dwight Howard's season-ending back injury presumably keeping him on the sidelines for the London Olympics, the U.S. is now up to four players from the original field that will be unable to...Read more »