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London Olympics 2012: Men's Basketball

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USA's Kobe Bryant is defended by France's Tony Parker during the second half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012) Photo Credit: AP

Photos from the 2012 Men's Basketball Olympic competition.

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Tunisia's Marouan Laghnej, second left, drives against France's
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Tunisia's Marouan Laghnej, second left, drives against France's Kevin Seraphin (4) and French guard Tony Parker during their men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Members of the Spain men's basketball team walk
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Members of the Spain men's basketball team walk off the court following their loss to Russia during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Spain's Pau Gasol (4) misses a free throw
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Spain's Pau Gasol (4) misses a free throw in the final seconds of the team's preliminary men's basketball game against Russia at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

The United States team gathers around LeBron James,
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The United States team gathers around LeBron James, center with head band, prior to a men's basketball game against Lithuania at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

USA's Lebron James (6) drives to the basket
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USA's Lebron James (6) drives to the basket past Lithuania's Darius Songaila during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Lithuania's Linas Kleiza (11) drives past United States'
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Lithuania's Linas Kleiza (11) drives past United States' Tyson Chandler for a lay-up as teammate Jonas Valanciunas (14) and United States' Lebron James (6) watch during their men's preliminary round basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

USA's Kevin Durant, left, and Lithuania's Mantas Kalnietis,
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USA's Kevin Durant, left, and Lithuania's Mantas Kalnietis, right, scramble for a rebound during a preliminary men's basketball game during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Lithuania's Mantas Kalnietis (5) is stripped of the
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Lithuania's Mantas Kalnietis (5) is stripped of the ball during a preliminary men's basketball game against the United States during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

USA's Deron Williams (8) celebrates after scoring during
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USA's Deron Williams (8) celebrates after scoring during a preliminary men's basketball game against Lithuania during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

Brazil's Anderson Varejao shoots against China's Zhu Fangyu
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Brazil's Anderson Varejao shoots against China's Zhu Fangyu during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

USA's Lebron James reacts to an officials call
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USA's Lebron James reacts to an officials call during a preliminary men's basketball game against Lithuania during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' LeBron James (6) shoots against Lithuania
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United States' LeBron James (6) shoots against Lithuania during their men's preliminary round basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

United States' Kobe Bryant shoots against Lithuania during
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United States' Kobe Bryant shoots against Lithuania during their men's preliminary round basketball game during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 4, 2012)

USA's Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket past
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USA's Carmelo Anthony drives to the basket past Nigeria's Derrick Obasohan during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. Anthony had 37 points in USA's 156-73 win. (August 3, 2012)

Kobe Bryant of the United States goes up
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Kobe Bryant of the United States goes up for a slam dunk against Nigeria during a men's basketball preliminary round match at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 2, 2012)

USA's Carmelo Anthony celebrates a score against Nigeria
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USA's Carmelo Anthony celebrates a score against Nigeria during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Aug. 2, 2012.

Australia's Joe Ingles hangs on the rim on
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Australia's Joe Ingles hangs on the rim on a slam dunk against China during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (August 2, 2012)

Spain's Pau Gasol grabs a rebound against China's
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Spain's Pau Gasol grabs a rebound against China's Yi Jianlian during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

Britain's Luol Deng, left, reaches down as he
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Britain's Luol Deng, left, reaches down as he tries to steal from Russia's Alexey Shved during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

Britain's Luol Deng is surrounded as he looks
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Britain's Luol Deng is surrounded as he looks to pass against Russia during a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

Spain's Serge Ibaka and China's Yi Jianlian scramble
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Spain's Serge Ibaka and China's Yi Jianlian scramble for a loose ball during the second half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

United States' Kevin Durant (5), Chris Paul (13)
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United States' Kevin Durant (5), Chris Paul (13) and Kobe Bryant (10) react during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Tyson Chandler, right, grabs a rebound in
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USA's Tyson Chandler, right, grabs a rebound in front of France's Mickael Gelabale, left, during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

USA's coach Michael Krzyzewski talks to his team
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USA's coach Michael Krzyzewski talks to his team during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

United States' Lebron James looks back at the
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United States' Lebron James looks back at the bench during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

France's Tony Parker is stripped of the basketball
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France's Tony Parker is stripped of the basketball by USA's James Harden, right, during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Kobe Bryant is defended by France's Tony
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USA's Kobe Bryant is defended by France's Tony Parker during the second half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics. (July 29, 2012)

Carmelo Anthony #15 of United States takes a
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Carmelo Anthony #15 of United States takes a free throw against France during their Men's Basketball Game on Day 2 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at the Basketball Arena in London, England. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Kevin Durant drives to the basket past
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USA's Kevin Durant drives to the basket past France's Ali Traore during the first half of a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Kobe Bryant puts up a shot against
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USA's Kobe Bryant puts up a shot against France's Nando de Colo during the first half of a men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Lebron James dunks during the first half
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USA's Lebron James dunks during the first half of a men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the wave
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First Lady Michelle Obama participates in the wave during the first half of a men's basketball game between the USA and France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

USA's coach Michael Krzyzewski makes a point during
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USA's coach Michael Krzyzewski makes a point during the first half of a men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

France's Ronny Turiaf goes up for a dunk
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France's Ronny Turiaf goes up for a dunk during the first half of a men's basketball game against the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Kevin Durant drives to the basket past
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USA's Kevin Durant drives to the basket past France's Ali Traore during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics on Sunday. (July 29, 2012)

USA's Russell Westbrook, right, is defended by France's
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USA's Russell Westbrook, right, is defended by France's Nando de Colo during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

USA's Lebron James looks up the court during
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USA's Lebron James looks up the court during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

USA's Kevin Durant (5), Chris Paul (13) and
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USA's Kevin Durant (5), Chris Paul (13) and Kobe Bryant (10) react during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

USA's Lebron James looks back at the bench
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USA's Lebron James looks back at the bench during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

France's Kevin Seraphin battles for position against USA's
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France's Kevin Seraphin battles for position against USA's Carmelo Anthony during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

USA's Kobe Bryant bites his jersey during the
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USA's Kobe Bryant bites his jersey during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

France's Yannick Bokolo is defended by USA's Chris
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France's Yannick Bokolo is defended by USA's Chris Paul during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

USA's Lebron James looks up the court during
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USA's Lebron James looks up the court during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against France at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

France's Tony Parker argues a call with an
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France's Tony Parker argues a call with an official during the first half of a preliminary men's basketball game against the USA at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. (July 27, 2012)

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