Found July 17, 2012 on
This may ruffle a few feathers, many will call me un-American or some other crazy name, but I have grown to dislike this years version of Team USA.
Why you ask?
Hubris is defined as an overbearing pride or presumption; arrogance. Let’s be honest, that pretty much defines 80% of this Team USA roster. Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, Blake Griffin (he was a part of the original roster before injury), and Chris Paul are all among the most arrogant individuals in the sport of basketball. In their own mind, they walk on water and it is that attitude that has turned so many basketball fans off from these players.
We saw this hubris come out before a single game was even played when Kobe Bryant decided to proclaim the 2012 Team USA “better” than the 1992 Dream Team. I can’t think of a single reason why this even matters to any of these players, their only goal should be to take home a gold medal; but with all the attention going on the 1992 Dream Team thanks to recent d...
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By now, you have likely heard all about how the leader of the free world couldn’t even convince his wife to give him a big ol’ smooch the first time around when the two showed up on the Kiss Cam during Team USA’s exhibition victory over Brazil on Monday. Granted, on the couple’s second appearance [...]
Kobe Bryant has been called many things in his illustrious NBA career.
Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards in Washington, D.C., USA on February 3, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Kobe has been called the prodigy.
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When Kobe Bryant caught wind that David Stern was tossing around the idea that members of team USA be age 23 or younger, he called the idea “stupid.”
Calm down, Mr. Bryant, this isn’t the worst idea the commissioner has proposed.
Kobe Bryant and David Stern don’t see eye to eye on a potential age restriction for Olympic basketball players. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian...
Carmelo Anthony and Deron Williams responded to lineup change
with 19 points apiece, and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team
beat Britain 118-78 on Thursday in an exhibition game.
We completely understood what Carmelo Anthony was saying when he called Jeremy Lin’s offer from Houston “ridiculous”. The fact of the matter is the contract offer is and was ridiculous. Nothing against Jeremy Lin at all. But that’s the truth of the matter if we’re being honest. And that’s exactly what Anthony was doing.
Now fast forward few days after being criticized...
The question would be almost unimaginable in the United States.
''Who's No. 6?'' a reporter asked a U.S. official.
Yes, even LeBron James isn't recognized everywhere in Britain, where soccer is king and basketball is hardly an afterthought.
That will change at least briefly Thursday, with James and the U.S. Olympic team bringing it some rare attention with...
It’s looking more and more likely that the Knicks won’t be matching the contract the Houston Rockets gave to Jeremy Lin. In light of comments made by Carmelo Anthony and JR Smith, for chemistry’s sake, it seems like that is probably not a bad thing. In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Smith was extremely candid about [...]
Tough start for the Americans. The Olympic basketball team couldn't get a stop, the president couldn't get a kiss.
Eventually, things worked out for both of them.
LeBron James scored 30 points and the United States rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69 on Monday night in its final exhibition game on home soil.
President Barack Obama and Vice President...