Kobe Bryant slams one home on Spain finishing with 6 points and 4 assists to help the US cruise to a 100-78 victory on Tuesday night. In a rematch of the gold-medal game four years ago and gave us a possible preview of the next one in London.
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Team USA stomped the Dominican Republic 113-59 in their first exhibition contest led by Kevin Durant who scored 24 points and 10 rebounds.
Check out highlights of the slaughter in HD super-slo motion.
Remember when silly Dan Gilbert said the Cavaliers would win a championship before the Heat when LeBron James left Cleveland? Yeah, what a crazy bastard indeed. Well it seems the new face of the Cavs Kyrie Irving read that same crazy statement, and figured he’d kinda do the same thing by challenging all-universe guard Kobe Bryant to a 1-on-1 game for 50,000 US Planetary credits for charity during a Team USA practice. Yeah, he’s a crazy bastard too.
Blake Griffin hurt his left knee in a Team USA scrimmage Wednesday and is returning to Los Angeles to be examined by team doctors.
Griffin twisted the knee in a scrimmage. The severity of the injury is unclear. The Clippers said he will have an MRI and be examined by doctors Thursday and then visit a specialist on Sunday.
Griffin injured the same knee in Game 5 of the Clippers’ first-round series against the Memphis Grizzlies.
USA Basketball officials asked New Orleans Hornets rookie forward Anthony Davis, one of Team USA’s final cuts last week, to report to training camp.