By Amos Leak,
If ask Americans, what’s one sport you can count on every time that we’ll get a gold…I bet the answer would be Basketball. As we get ready for FIBA basketball, there seems to be a few things that I have paid attention to that may not seem like a huge focus but is. USA Basketball is very important in America and continues to grow in its spectrum, especially when Nike is involved. Everybody will be taking part in Chicago to see the World Basketball Festival, as the USA Men’s team will take their passion and pride for 5 days as they train for the FIBA games. On Saturday, they will face Brazil at the United Center. (more…)
By Matthew Pertz,
There comes a time in one’s basketball fandom in which he/she experiences something so unbelievable, so incredulous, so monumental that one must take a step back and reconsider his/her thoughts and opinions on the game. There comes a time in which the worst possible case does happen, and the onlookers have no choice but to accept an altered reality. There comes a time in which you stare at the TV in disbelief, knowing that you’ll never forget the day that you saw the unthinkable.
By Chris Ramirez
Las Vegas, NV – Indiana Pacers All-Star guard Paul George suffered a gruesome leg injury during a USA Basketball team scrimmage Friday night. (more…)
By Arjun Karthikeyan,
The 2014 FIBA World Cup, previously known as the FIBA World Championship will take place in Spain at the end of August into the second week of September. There are a total of 24 teams participating in the event, all from varying qualifying zones around the world. The 24 teams are split into 4 groups of 6 teams with the top 4 teams in each group qualifying to the knockout stage. The United States will be missing a handful of their best players but should still be considered the favorite to win with Spain, Argentina, and Lithuania as their most potent challengers. We will take a quick look at the teams in each group with my prediction for group winners and overall tournament winner. (more…)