Found August 06, 2012 on Jocks and Stiletto Jill:
Team USA, the basketball version. Has been very visible in their support of fellow Olympians. Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden were spotted testing out the starting blocks at track & field. James and KD were joined by Carmelo Anthony at the beach volleyball event to cheer on the duo of Kerri [...]

Why Lakers’ Kobe Bryant was Right to Play in Olympics and Not Rest for NBA Season

Kobe Bryant is the ultimate competitor and that means there is no off-season for him “rest.” Kobe has had one of the best careers of all time and he is still going. He is a five-time NBA Champion, two-time NBA Finals MVP, a 14-time All-Star, two-time scoring champion, and league he has won the league MVP.  He has had success in international play as well, helping lead Team USA...

Kobe Bryant approves of Tunisian player dunk (Video)

It takes a lot to impress Lakers star Kobe Bryant but check out Kobe's reaction to this slam dunk during Team USA's victory over Tunisia in the 2012 Summer Olympics.Watch as Tunisia's Salah Mejri rises up for the dunk and Kobe's reaction to it:

Why Facundo Campazzo Shouldn’t Have Taken a Cheap Shot on Carmelo Anthony

Facundo Campazzo delivered a cheap shot to the groin of Carmelo Anthony at the end of the third quarter of the 126-97 Team USA victory over Argentina in the final game of pool play. He didn’t deliver the cheap shot because Team USA was running away with the game, but because he had received a [...] [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]

Melo Punched in the Balls

Carmelo Anthony for the three...Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo for the two. Thing of beauty. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on Twitter. Subscribe, or Return to... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Could Kobe Bryant be wearing a custom made grill mouthpiece?

Will Kobe Bryant rock out the custom-made GRILLZ, Paul Wall has offered him? Rapper Paul Wall, has already got his custom made grills on Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte. In fact, LeBron James, apparently has already purchased four of them himself! Next up… Kobe Bryant? According to Wall and his partner TV Johnny, they would love to see Kobe Bryant rocking their grill. -If the Team...

Kobe Bryant and Stephanie Rice - the romance continues

As we've previously talked about here, the romantic tale of the 2012 London Olympics has been Team USA basketballer Kobe Bryant and Australian swimmer Stephanie Rice. And it looks like the flirtations are continuing, with the pair today seen enjoying each other's company at the Olympic cycling event. The photos, published on show Bryant joking it up with Rice...

Your Morning Dump… Where Team USA wins and Melo takes one in the sack

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big storyline. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. As Carmelo Anthony crumpled on the floor with his hands cupping his groin, mayhem unfolded on the United States‘ sideline. Tyson Chandler and Deron Williams screamed at Argentina players and threatened...

A Chance For Knicks Fans To Watch Pablo Prigioni Play

Knicks fans have been fortunate enough to see Carmelo Anthony play a crucial role for Team USA during the Olympics, helping lead his team to a 4-0 record thus far. The star forward has filled it up offensively, holding his own next to scoring juggernaut teammates like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, and Kobe Bryant.As my pal Tommy Dee notes, however, Anthony has still struggled to garner...

David Robinson on 2012 team: “They could beat us on any given day”

David Robinsoncredit: With all the fuss surrounding the 2012 US Olympic team and the 1992 “Dream Team” and who is superior, it seems like everyone wants to chime in. Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley have been very clear on what their stance is, believing that they were far and away the better team. Guys like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James believe they could...

Few Olympians lost in translation

When David Blatt, an American coaching basketball in Russia, once hired Kestutis Kemzura as an assistant, he let the Lithuanian know what he was getting into. "I don't know how much you're going to learn about basketball," Kemzura recalled Blatt saying, "but your English will get better." That turned out to be quite a bargain for Kemzura. Now the coach...

Did Lithuania expose Team USA flaws?

When Linas Kleiza sized up Carmelo Anthony, his former teammate in Denver, fastened his grip on the ball and rose up to sink a 3-pointer, it was not necessary to hear the roar of the pro-Lithuanian crowd to know what was happening. All you had to do was look at the United States' bench. The cheering, towel-waving and joking around that had been ever present during the Olympics...

Basketball: Team USA Evaluations

Pool play is over, done with, caput!  Now comes the knockout round, and if Team USA can pull off three more victories, the United States will continue their domination of the basketball world. However, before we look forward, perhaps we should take a look back at what was an unbalanced first round of games, and particularly, which members of Team USA have been most impressive so...
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