20 hrs ago
Klay Thompson Looking for Max Extension from Golden State Warriors
Surviving the trade rumors, helping Team USA to a gold medal at the FIBA World Cup and being the most talented remaining player from the 2011 NBA draft class who is still on his rookie deal has Golden State Warriors ' Klay Thompson eager to see what lays ahead for him. The hope is that Thompson can land a max contract extension with the Warriors prior to the start of the season.
Golden State of Mind
Is Klay Thompson enjoying the greatest offseason of all time?
Klay Thompson's the other dude. You see, there's that Stephen Curry guy, All-World Point Guard, Greatest Shooter In the History of Basketball, Three Hesies Dude, and all-around great person.
International Business Times
Bill Duffy: Klay Thompson Has Unseated Kobe Bryant As Best Shooting Guard In The NBA [VIDEO]
Things are on the up and up. He just proved his worth amongst the NBA's best players, tallying 12 points a game in the tournament second only to team leader James Harden.
Mon Sep 15, 2014
Kobe Bryant Helped Team USA Basketball Regain Its Dominance with Single Game
Have you noticed? The world just doesn't seem to hate the U.S. men's national basketball team quite the way it once did. It's understandable, seeing as our demeanor isn't as hate-inspiring.
Krzyzewski has led USA Basketball resurgence, but entire American game benefits
Where were you when it all hit rock bottom? I happened to be in a Delta Crown Room at LaGuardia, watching a small television across the bar as American basketball struck its nadir: pummeled on national television and a worldwide stage by one of the nation's territories, Puerto Rico. Do you remember how bad it was? Can you even conceive it? It was Puerto Rico 92, United States 73, a scoreline that now seems more fantastic than the best work of J.K. Rowling.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Los Angeles Times
USA wins gold in Basketball World Cup with 129-92 rout of Serbia
Kyrie Irving finishes with 26 points as the U.S. defeats Serbia, 129-92, in Basketball World Cup title game - Kyrie Irving made all six three-point shots and scored 26 points, and the U.S. repeated as world champion for the first time by crushing Serbia, 129-92, on Sunday in the Basketball World Cup. James Harden added 23 points for the Americans, who made 11 of 16 three-point shots in a sensational-shooting first half, adding one final romp to a tournament full of them.
Battle for World Cup gold medal: Does Serbia have the firepower to defeat USA?
Team USA is right where they expected to be at 3 p.m. EDT on Sept. 14, which is in the gold medal game of the 2014 FIBA World Cup .
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Detroit Bad Boys
Chauncey Billups deserves jersey in rafters and a ticket to the Hall of Fame
Chauncey Billups announced his retirement from basketball, closing the book on a 17-year NBA career that included an NBA Championship, a Finals MVP, numerous trips to the playoffs, five All-Star nods and a gold medal in the 2010 FIBA World Cup. He was not only a great player but a great teammate and man, being honored with the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award, the NBA Sportsmanship Award and the Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year award.
Could Basketball Ever Become the Most Popular Sport in the World?
Much has changed on the global basketball scene since the original Dream Team stormed its way to Olympic gold some 22 years ago. The sport is now a fixture in most of the countries on Earth.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
International Business Times
Michael Jordan's Signed 1984 Olympics Sneakers Put Up For Auction
When it comes to basketball memorabilia, nothing tops the things that Michael Jordan has worn during the time when he ruled not only the National Basketball Association league but also international basketball competition. The sneakers that Michael Jordan has worn during the 1984 Olympics are reportedly being put up for auction.
Sun Sep 07, 2014
USA not quite Dream Team in Barcelona now
Team USA's Barcelona return shows basketball's shift of power since Dream Team Spain's stars now have the big presence in Barcelona, but Team USA appreciates the history. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/1rSUoYZ BARCELONA - When Rudy Gay walked out of Team USA's hotel Sunday to take a brief stroll near the Barcelona beach, it wasn't exactly 1992 all over again.
Sat Sep 06, 2014
Los Angeles Times
U.S. coasts to win over Mexico in Basketball World Cup quarterfinal
Mexico center Gustavo Ayon, left, and U.S. center DeMarcus Cousins battle for the ball during the USA's 86-63 win in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday. Mexico center Gustavo Ayon, left, and U.S. center DeMarcus Cousins battle for the ball during the USA's 86-63 win in the Basketball World Cup quarterfinals on Saturday.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Nathan Dominitz: Can't count out these athletes because of age
Mo'ne Davis, the Little League star pitcher, is just 13 but seems wise beyond her years. She has remained poised through all of the attention, including a Sports Illustrated magazine cover, and involuntarily being at the center of an NCAA rules violation because UConn women's basketball coach Geno Auriemma called her.
How We'll Know If Kyrie Irving Is Truly Elite Next Season
Irving is among the league's very best players during the 2014-15 season alongside new teammates LeBron James and Kevin Love. Granted, he lacks the resume of someone worthy of such status.
Courting controversy: Boomers' tactics are debatable
More than most, Australian guard Joe Ingles knows how hard it is to beat the might of the United States. Picture: AFP Somehow, caught up in the realms of fantasy, the Australian basketball team had conjured an 11-0 run against the mighty USA, featuring LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Emmitt Smith On Michael Sam: He's 'No Different Than Anybody'
On Sept. 3, Sam was signed to the Dallas Cowboys' practice squad , a new position which gives him a "tremendous opportunity," according to Smith.
Tue Sep 02, 2014
Leslie O'Neal Newest Member Of Chargers Hall Of Fame
The Raiders won the game, 17-12. Lakers vs. FC Barcelona The Los Angeles Lakers face off with Pau Gasol's former team and European Champions FC Barcelona on October 7, 2010.
Sat Aug 30, 2014
Ed Willes: Grass vs artifical turf debate hijacking Women's World Cup story
United States' Kelly O'Hara fights for control of the ball with Costa Rica's Daniela Cruz during the first half of CONCACAF women's Olympic qualifying soccer game action at B.C. Place.
Fri Aug 29, 2014
10 incredible Kobe Bryant stories
KOBE Bryant is one of the greatest basketballers who have ever lived. As he enters the twilight of his career, take a look at the stories behind the legend.
Spain out to upset under-manned United States
Hosts Spain and the rest of the field must believe they finally have a decent shot at knocking off the mighty United States as the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup tips off on Saturday.