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Jim Boeheim Says Carmelo Anthony 'Unlikely' to Ever Win NBA Championship

New York Knicks star Carmelo Anthony won an NCAA national championship with Syracuse in 2003 and a trio of Olympic gold medals with Team USA. But according to his college coach Jim Boeheim, that's all the hardware he's going to win.<p>The Syracuse head coach spoke with the media on Tuesday, via Mike …

Jim Boeheim

LOOK: Jordan Brand honors Carmelo Anthony's illustrious Team USA career

Melo goes out on top and his shoe sponsor gives him props<p>Carmelo Anthony is, now, the greatest Olympic basketball player of all time. You can argue this on any number of levels. Indeed, Anthony is not the most well-known Olympic baller (Jordan, Kobe, LeBron, take your pick) and he was not the best …

Carmelo Anthony

Penn State basketball moves home game against Michigan State to Palestra

One of the most famous arenas in college basketball will play host to a Big 10 conference game in 2017.<p>Despite being situated nearly three hours away from the "Cathedral of College Basketball," Penn State will play a home conference game inside the Palestra in 2017.<p>The Nittany Lions announced …

Penn State

Jerry Stackhouse Says Michael Jordan Never Sang Trash Talk to Him

Jerry Stackhouse, like everyone else, had a hard time trying to check Michael Jordan on the court.<p>Legend has it—according to former NBAer Roshown …

Michael Jordan

The D-League Will Never Succeed If The Players Continue To Be Laughably Underpaid

It’s easier to win money playing various lottery scratch-offs at your local bodega than it is to make the NBA. Only around 450 players a year get a roster spot, and you can tack on another 50 to 100 who float along the periphery of the league trying to secure something long term with a successive …

NBA D-League

U.S. Women Are The Biggest Winners At The Rio Olympics

No one is flying home from Rio with more medals than the U.S. women.<p>The full American squad — both men and women — won the most medals overall, 121, as has often been the case in the Summer Games. But first in London four years ago, and again in Rio, the U.S. women have captured most of those …

Olympics

U.S. Men’s Basketball Team Wins Gold at Rio Olympics

It's Team USA's third straight gold medal<p>They gave Americans a good scare, having to eke out three wins in the preliminary round against teams that, on paper at least, are inferior. They’ll never be beloved, like the 1992 Dream Team of Magic, Michael, and Larry. Or even the 2008 Redeem Team–with …

Olympics

US beats Spain 82-76 in men's basketball, will play for gold

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) -- Gone was the all-offense, all-action play that turned the last two gold-medal games into classics.<p>To get by Spain again, the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team would have to win ugly, so unusual it's practically un-American.<p>"It was just a …

Spain

Time with USA Basketball is exactly what DeAndre Jordan needed

Ad Loading...<p>x<p>Embed<p>A deeper look at Rio's beautiful mosaic staircase by Chilean-born artist Jorge Selarón. USA TODAY Sports<p>RIO DE JANEIRO — DeAndre Jordan was talking about Mike Krzyzewski’s smile.<p>It was a news conference alley-oop if ever there was one, the Team USA center discussing how his …

DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan Sets The Tone in Team USA's 82-76 Olympic Semifinal Win Over Spain

Pau Gasol has had DeAndre Jordan’s number many times in the past. Not this time.<p>The Clippers center played a masterful game for Team USA, scoring 9 …

DeAndre Jordan

US women's basketball 1 win from 6th consecutive gold medal

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — There was a calm, relaxed atmosphere at the final practice for the U.S. women's basketball team.<p>Maybe it's because injured guard Sue Bird was able to participate. Or maybe because many of the players have been in this position before — a win away from another Olympic title.<p>"I …

Women's Basketball

Women's basketball: USA pushed by France but make another Olympic final

Missing their starting point guard, the US women’s basketball team struggled for a half to find offensive rhythm before pulling away from France and moving one win away from capturing a sixth consecutive gold medal.<p>Diana Taurasi scored 18 points and Maya Moore added 15 to help the Americans beat …

Olympics

Report: Lakers will buy out Nick Young's contract if they can't trade him

It sounds like Swaggy P's days in Los Angeles are numbered<p>Life as a Los Angeles Laker doesn't seem as swaggy as it used to be for guard Nick Young. Despite Young's recent comments about mending fences with D'Angelo Russell and "feeling good" about his conversations with new coach Luke Walton, his …

Los Angeles Lakers

LeBron James: Michael Jordan Gets Too Much Credit for Bulls' Six Titles

Michael Jordan and the Bulls won six NBA champions in a span of eight years—MJ earned Finals MVP honors each time—but according to LeBron James, …

Lebron James

USA ends brilliant international career of Manu Ginobili, Argentina’s “Golden Generation”

Listening to the crowd for the final five minutes of play, you would have had no idea the game was a blowout.<p>Their team is down 28 in the fourth …

Argentina

Kevin Durant Lifts Team USA Over Argentina

In front of a raucous crowd, Kevin Durant and Team USA beat the Argentines 105-78. The victory marked the end of an era for Argentina. The country’s …

Kevin Durant

Clippers star: Olympic gold trumps an NBA title

RIO DE JANEIRO -- Team USA center DeAndre Jordan of the LA Clippers has made the claim that an Olympic gold medal should be viewed by the American …

Olympics

Barkley critical of Team USA's roster makeup

As the United States men's Olympic basketball team has struggled by its own lofty standards in Rio, former NBA player and current TNT analyst Charles …

Charles Barkley

Kobe Bryant update: He has a beard, he's not coming back, Team USA will be 'fine'

The Mamba appears from out of retirement.<p>Kobe Bryant quietly slipped from the public eye following his retirement in April. After playing his last game in a 60-point, 50-shot win over the Jazz, Bryant has only surfaced sporadically, like Big Foot, only if Big Foot were on a reality TV show for 19 …

Kobe Bryant

Chaotic 11 seconds of basketball ends in fantastic game-winner to send Spain to the women's semifinals

The Spanish women's basketball team advanced to the Olympic semifinal on Tuesday in a wild 64-62 win over Turkey.<p>With 12 seconds to go and a two-point lead, Spain nearly blew the whole thing, turning the ball over.<p>Turkey's Birsel Vardali raced up the court with the clock ticking down and found …

Spain

The Undefeated Team That Has People Worried

Rio de Janeiro<p>Is it time to freak out about the U.S. men’s Olympic basketball team?<p>Look: “freak out” is probably not the appropriate term here. The U.S. men have taken some narrow victories here in Rio, but they have not lost once. Back home, there is not a nationwide panic about their state. You …

Golden State Warriors

Big shot: Brazil's Schmidt changed Olympic basketball

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — That's him, the man who changed international basketball. He's the one who single-handedly beat the United States on its own soil nearly 30 years ago, stoking the ambers that led to the Dream Team.<p>The greatest scorer in the history of the game, by a bunch, he's perhaps the …

Olympics

U.S. men struggle again and barely beat France, 100-97

Kyrie Irving’s body was nearly parallel with the floor when he snared the ball. Before hitting the hardwood, he tossed a pass to Kevin Durant, who was streaking to the basket.<p>Somehow, Irving’s pass cleared the rim for a picturesque Durant alley-oop.<p>“It was perfect,” Durant said.<p>The U.S. also …

Kevin Durant

Baron Davis dreams of an NBA comeback

Outside of the high school gym, after signing autographs, taking selfies and laughing through some conversations, Baron Davis sat down and took a deep breath.<p>It was a recent afternoon at the Drew League in South Central Los Angeles, where Davis has spent hundreds of summer days just like this one. …

Golden State Warriors

Isaiah Thomas says the Celtics are 'almost back' and the NBA knows it

Boston point guard believes in his squad<p>Isaiah Thomas plays many roles for the Celtics. He's their All-Star point guard. He's their best offensive weapon. He's their team leader. He's a force in the community who has embraced being a spokesman for the team and what it means to have "Celtics …

Isaiah Thomas

Olympic Basketball Coach Has Flawless Response To Sexist Question

"We live in that Trumpian era where it’s OK to be sexist and degrade people."<p>Geno Auriemma keeps fielding the same sexist questions.<p>According to the sports website For The Win, Auriemma, the coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic basketball team, was recently asked if he thinks it’s bad for basketball …

Olympics

LeBron James' new contract might bring together 'Banana Boat' gang after all

After more than a month of waiting, LeBron James and the Cavs have finally come to agreement on a contract. While James getting his maximum salary …

Lebron James

US women's basketball routs Canada 81-51, clinches Group B

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Maya Moore scored 12 points, and the U.S. routed Canada 81-51 Friday to clinch Group B in women's basketball.<p>The U.S. won its 45th straight Olympic game after a sloppy start where the Americans (4-0) had their two lowest scoring quarters in Rio. They led only 18-16 after the …

Women's Basketball

Australia Proves Its Case as Top Challenger to Team USA

If Australia hadn't shown up to win, if it hadn't fought like crazy, if it hadn't legitimately put a scare into Team USA and maybe even deserved to win on Wednesday, whatever remaining Olympic basketball drama there was in Rio would have evaporated.<p>But the Boomers did all those things in a spirited …

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