Anthony Davis Catches/Steals Alley-Oop, Goes Coast-To-Coast For Dunk

Here's Anthony Davis casually catching an alley-oop—Basketball Twitter is saying he invented the block-steal, but you can't block an alley-oop before the oop happens, c'mon—and then dribbling to the other end for a dunk during a USA Basketball scrimmage. He's still a mutant basketball player of terrifying skill. [… » 7/25/13 9:45pm 7/25/13 9:45pm

LeBron James Is Done Playing For Team USA, Unless He Wants To

Yahoo's Marc Spears reports that, right now, LeBron James is "doubtful" to play for Team USA in the 2016 Olympics, and that USA Basketball is unlikely to even ask him to play in international competition in 2014. This is a great way to get people to freak out right now, before LeBron reconsiders. » 7/24/13 9:15pm 7/24/13 9:15pm

Jerry Colangelo Says He Punched A Bulls Fan During The '93 NBA Finals

The man in charge of USA Basketball once owned the Suns and the Diamondbacks, the WNBA's Mercury, and the arena league's Rattlers. He was also responsible for bringing the NHL to Phoenix. But if you were to say something nasty to his mom, Jerry Colangelo wasn't always above behaving like some beer-soaked barfly in… » 5/20/13 6:55pm 5/20/13 6:55pm

Ryan Lochte Update: Ryan Lochte Is Hanging Out With Ludacris At The…

Here's a photo of Ryan Lochte watching Team USA square off against Argentina (where the referees seem to have placed their chips on "untimely player death" and Team USA is dominating) with famous American rapper/star of 2 Fast 2 Furious Chris "Ludacris" Bridges. The other guy is apparently also a swimmer. » 8/06/12 6:58pm 8/06/12 6:58pm

USA Basketball Beat Spain By 37 With Perimeter Shooting, Superior…

The United States' And 1 Mix Tape Tour » 8/16/08 1:54pm 8/16/08 1:54pm quest for their first gold medal in basketball in eight years claimed another victim this morning. America shot 12-of-25 from as Spain was blown out, 119-82. Eight Americans scored in double-digits as Spain was held to just 39 percent shooting from the field. Kobe then…

USA Basketball Barely Escapes (And We Don't Mean "From China")

We don't mean to ruin it for those of you who had your Brazilian Tivos all set up, but USA Basketball just had its first serious scare in preparation for the World Championships, edging Brazil 90-86. The Americans led by 14 at halftime, but Brazil — led by the immortal Tiago Splitter — closed it late. A controversial… » 8/08/06 12:15pm 8/08/06 12:15pm

Free Darko, Live On Scene, And Loving Jim Gray

Generally speaking, we think it's silly for online writers — who are the only ones free from the PR/press pass/everybody-play-nice circle jerk of commercialized athletics — to salivate over press passes as if they had, at last, been invited to the ball. But we will make an exception when the folks from Free Darko sit… » 8/07/06 12:00pm 8/07/06 12:00pm