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This summer is shaping up to be LeBron James' defining moment.
Two years after his infamous decision to broadcast that he was leaving Cleveland threatened to sidetrack his career, James is back on the Olympic stage.
He is two wins from adding to his collection of awards.
If the Americans, who play Argentina in the semifinals on Friday, win their second straight Olympic gold, James will have swept the highest hoops honors possible.
In the past few months, James has been named the NBA regular-season MVP for a third time, the NBA finals MVP and won the elusive championship he needed to validate his place among the greats.
James says the negative backlash he received in the aftermath of ''The Decision'' changed him, but that he's never felt better.
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Another team up another team down for Team USA as they trounced Australia 119-86 advancing them to the men’s basketball semifinals.
Flashing three fingers in the air after his third consecutive three-pointer in the fourth quarter, Bryant finished the game with 20 points and helped push the game out of reach in the late stages.
LeBron finished with a triple-double, 11 points, 14...
One more for the gold, and seemingly nothing that can prevent it.
This U.S. men's Olympic basketball team might not slow down until it's standing at the center of the medals platform again.
Kevin Durant scored 19 points, LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony added 18 apiece, and the U.S. powered its way back to the gold-medal game by beating Argentina 109-83 on Friday night...
Team USA will face off against Spain for the Gold on Sunday, August 11th. The U.S. beat Argentina in the semi-final round, 126-97. It really was actually a game in the first half bu then Team USA simply overwhelmed Argentina. Highlights include a LeBron James slam and Tyson Chandler and Chris Paul looking like a [...]
It was a whirlwind tour for Hoopniks.com in watching grassroots team tournaments like the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League, Are You From Here Classic, Best Buy Mile High Classic, Great American Shootout, adidas Super 64, Las Vegas Classic, and Las Vegas Fab 48, as well attending all-star camps like the LeBron James Skills Academy, Pangos [...]
Call the Bron and Bam show. The reigning NBA Most Valuable Player and the sitting president of the United States met up in London, where the Olympics are in full swing. Barack Obama, along with his wife, Michelle Obama, greeted LeBron James, Deron Williams, James Harden and the rest of Team USA in the locker room. Check out the encounter in the photo below. Photo via Twitter/@BuzzFeedAndrew...
The devil we know has been displaced by a devil we know even better. When LeBron James and Chris Bosh joined Dwyane Wade on the Miami Heat, almost everybody hated the idea of it. Players were determining the terms of their employment, announcing their decisions on cable television and holding championship celebrations before a regular season game had even been played. James, Bosh...
They say it’s hard to beat the same team three times in a row, but that is exactly what Team USA basketball did to Argentina. The US top Argentina 109 to 83 to advance to the gold medal game on Sunday versus Spain.
Once again the American dominated in the second half after only having a 7 point lead at halftime. This is because a theme with this team. Team US just...
Dwyane Wade says he looked at what LeBron James did for USA Basketball this summer and marveled.
Wade was a spectator instead of a teammate when the U.S. won its second straight Olympic gold medal. Wade could not play while recovering from knee surgery but was in London for part of the Olympic tournament, and he says James made playing at a high level seem ''effortless....
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...