Durant Named Team USA Basketball Athlete Of The Year

Kevin Durant has been named the 2010 Male Athlete Of The Year for Team USA Basketball, according to a press release.

“It means a lot,” Durant said. “My goal was to represent my country to the best of my ability. I really appreciate all of the coaches and players that I got to [...]

Individual Evaluations For Team USA

The United States Mens National Team capped of a 9-0 run through the FIBA World Championships yesterday with an 81-64 victory over Turkey in the Gold Medal game. I’ve discussed the team in detail over the past two months, following them from Las Vegas to New York to Turkey. Now that its over, [...]

Team USA Wins Gold At The FIBA World Championships

For the first time since 1994, the United States Men’s National Team has won the FIBA World Championship. After finishing sixth in 2002 and third in 2006, a team full of youngsters that has no resemblance to the 2008 Olympic gold medal team other than the coaching staff has conquered the world.

The host country [...]

Durant Carries Team USA To The FIBA Finals

Team USA is one win away from their first FIBA World Championship since 1994, and the entire country has Kevin Durant to thank for that.

“9-11 back in the States, it hit us hard and kind of brought us together as a nation,” said Durant. “To play on this day was important; for us [...]

Third Quarter Run Sparks Team USA Over Russia

Things didn’t look good for Team USA after one quarter of play against Russia and after a half things weren’t much better. The Russians were dominating the boards and were forcing the Americans to an isolation heavy offense. After the first period, Team USA was tied with Russia at 25 and the half [...]

Team USA Flies By Angola In The Round Of 16

Every member of the United States National Team scored at least four points in their first elimination game of the tournament as Team USA defeated Angola 121-66. The game was pretty much decided at the end of the first quarter when Angola found themselves down 33 to 13. To their credit, they did not [...]

Slight Modifications: Team USA And The Two Guard Spot

Chauncey Billups was selected for Team USA because of the 13 seasons he has spent in the NBA. He’s a veteran, a strong lockerroom presence and someone that has proved that he can make shots in big games throughout his many post-season runs with the Detroit Pistons. But did his reputation, which is [...]

Team USA Finishes Undefeated In Group Play

Team USA was able to rest their starters for more than half of the game for the second straight day as the American National Team took care of Tunisia 92-57, capping off group play with a 5-0 record. Kevin Durant, Lamar Odom, Andre Iguodala and Chauncey Billups all played under 18 minutes while Derrick [...]

Team USA Captures Easy Win Over Iran

After overcoming their toughest group opponent in Brazil two days ago, Team USA has a chance to take it slow as they get closer to the elimination portion of the tournament. Coach K was able to keep all of his players under 21 minutes of play and the Americans defeated Iran 88-51 to improve [...]

Team USA Faces Adversity Against Brazil, Comes Out On Top

Team USA faced a test against Spain prior to the World Championships, but their game against Brazil today was clearly their biggest challenge of the summer. Fighting an uphill battle most of the game after getting behind late in the first quarter, the Americans had to rally in the second half to overcome [...]