FIBA, Olympic Games, Spain, USA Basketball, Team USA , nba, atbnews

USA defeats Spain to advance to gold-medal game

Spain tried its best, but that ended up being cutting the lead of USA to three (33-30) during the first half. The London gold medalists got the win and...
FIBA, Injuries, Olympic Games, Sergio Scariolo, Spain, Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs, Team USA

Pau Gasol not playing against Team USA?

Sergio Scariolo: “Pau Gasol is not OK, I can’t say if he’s going to play against USA.” Source: – via Marca.com Scariolo: “We continue with his treatments and the truth is...
Argentina, FIBA, Olympic Games, Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs, USA Basketball, Team USA, nba, atbnews

USA triumph in Manu & Nocioni’s last Tango

Argentina got a 19-9 head start, but the last performance of Manu Ginobili with his beloved national team ended with USA getting the ticket to the semifinal and the...
FIBA, Olympic Games, Spain, Nikola Mirotic, Chicago Bulls, nba, atbnews

Spain in the semifinals after routing France

The game that was expected to be a fascinating showdown between two European powerhouses, turned out to be a show with only one protagonist. And that team was Spain which literally...
FIBA, France, Olympic Games, Tony Parker, San Antonio Spurs

Tony Parker done with France

“We brought French basketball on the map,” Parker said. “As a French player I’m very proud of what we did in my generation, winning all those medals. Especially in...
FIBA, Olympic Games, USA Basketball, DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers, Team USA, Carmelo Anthony, New York Knicks, nba, atbnews

DeAndre Jordan thinks Olympic golds are above NBA rings

Team USA center DeAndre Jordan of the L.A. Clippers has made the claim that an Olympic gold medal should be viewed by the American basketball community as a more...
Rio de Janeiro, FIBA, France, Olympic Games, USA Basketball, Team USA

Team USA edges France 100-97 for a third straight close game

Not after three very jittery fourth quarters in a row against teams from Australia, Serbia and France that really look like t-e-a-m-s. "Obviously everybody wants us to win by a...
Politics, Enes Kanter, Oklahoma City Thunder, Turkey, atbnews

Enes Kanter has been disowned by his family

Prominent NBA player Enes Kanter, who is known for his staunch support of the Gülen Movement and its leader Fethullah Gülen, has been disowned by his family. Kanter’s father...
Coaching, France, Olympic Games, Vincent Collet, Boris Diaw, Tony Parker,Australia, Brazil, Andrew Bogut, Dallas Mavericks

France struggles in men’s basketball opener vs Australia

if France plays like it did against Australia, which was more physical and creative offensively, it will leave Rio without a medal. “It’s supposed to be the main goal,”...
atbnews, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors, China, Olympic Games, Statistics, David Robinson, LeBron James, Michael Jordan, New York Knicks, Team USA

USA pounds China 119-62 in Olympic opener

After pounding China by a combined 99 points in two exhibition games in July, the USA won 119-62 on Saturday in the Olympic opener for both teams. Too much...

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