So while we wait for the NBA season to start, we have the Olympics going on. We will do our best to recap those games (these games are on odd times). As you know, the U.S. Men's basketball team consists of...
4- TYSON CHANDLER (C, NY)
5- KEVIN DURANT (F, OKC)
6- LeBRON JAMES (F, MIA)
7- RUSSELL WESTBROOK (G, OKC)
8- DERON WILLIAMS (G, BRO)
9- ANDRE IGUODALA (G/F, PHI)
10- KOBE BRYANT (G, LAL)
11- KEVIN LOVE (F, MIN)
12- JAMES HARDEN (G, OKC)
13- CHRIS PAUL (G, LAC)
14- ANTHONY DAVIS (F/C, NO)
15- CARMELO ANTHONY (F, NY)
I haven't been keeping up as well as I would like as I was doing a lot of Summer League biz. But the five exhibition games went as follows...
July 12: U.S. 113, Dominican Republic 59
July 16: U.S. 80, Brazil 69
July 19: U.S. 118, Great Britain 78
July 22: U.S. 86, Argentina 80
July 24: U.S. 100, Spain 78
No matter what the results were going to be, they had already qualified because the U.S. won the World Championships in 2010. Anyway, these upcoming games are for real now. Here is the schedule as follows.
July 29 vs France (9:30 A.M. EST/6:30 A.M. PST)
July 31 vs Tunisia (5:15 P.M. EST/2:15 P.M. PST)
Aug. 2 vs Nigeria (5:15 P.M. EST/2:15 P.M. PST)
Aug. 4 vs Great Britain (3:00 P.M. EST/NOON PST)
Aug. 6 vs Argentina (5:15 P.M. EST/2:15 P.M. PST)
The quarterfinals will occur on Aug. 8. Semifinals will occur on Aug. 10 and the medal games will occur on Aug. 12.
If you are interested in the other teams (Gasol brothers play in Spain, Manu Ginobili plays for Argentina, etc.), check out the whole basketball schedule here.
Good luck, Team U.S.A.!