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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 a game against Britain.
It's only an exhibition, so the result doesn't matter. But the event does, to those who want to see basketball gain a place in Britain's sports culture.
''This is a massive opportunity for British basketball to get some oxygen, to breathe life into the sport in this country,'' said Chris Mitchell, who calls Britain's games for BBC Radio. ''Team USA being here is arguably the biggest-ever game this country has hosted. It's arguably bigger than any game they'll play at the Olympics, because they'll only face USA if they get throu...
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LeBron James went space-aged to get ready for the U.S. men's basketball team's game against England. James strapped on a pair of NormaTec athletic recovery boots, presumably after a workout Thursday morning, and tweeted a photo of him wearing the contraption. "Getting my legs ready for tonight's game," James tweeted. According to NormaTec's website, the...
Let’s see some no-name Lithuanian player try and block that shot.
LeBron James showed off what he calls his “unstoppable move” to teammates as they were goofing off during a Team USA practice before the upcoming 2012 London Olympics.
And what a sweet move it is, as LeBron demonstrates his sleight-of-hand talent while impressing not only his fellow basketballers, but also himself...
As Team USA laid the hammer down on Great Britain in an exhibition game in Manchester, star LeBron James pulled off the old school yard trick of bouncing the ball off your opponent's back for an easy bucket.The victim is Portland Trail Blazers newly-acquire forward Joe Freeland:
Here is Lebron James of the Miami Heat enjoying his birthday party with Drake, Fabolous, and Young Jeezy. The bash took place at the Coco de Ville Lounge in Miami’s Gansevoort Hotel.
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For those of you going through NBA withdrawal, LeBron James is still showing off his flying ability as a member of Team USA.
Watch as LeBron throws down this fastbreak dunk against Brazil and ESPN commentator Mark Jones decides to provide an interesting remark:
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LeBron James scored 30 points and the U.S. men's Olympic basketball
team rallied from an early 10-point deficit to beat Brazil 80-69 on
The 2011-12 NBA season is the books; congrats to the Miami Heat and LeBron James for finally getting his ring. Now it’s time to look back of some of the top plays of the NBA season. Today it’s the top 10 buzzer beaters from the past NBA season. Find out who got the top spot below.
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LeBron James has been working on a doozy of a move as he and his Team USA ‘mates prepare for the Summer Olympics which start at the end of the month. He calls it “unstoppable” and we don’t disagree. It’s a Hakeem the Dream (Olajuwon) meets Michelle Kwan – grace and agility with a basketball in his hands. You’ll have to watch twice to realize that he actually doesn’t...
West Coast Recruiting Analyst Josh Gershon breaks down the top three point guards from the LeBron James Skills Academy.
If we learned anything from comedian Dave Chappelle, almost everything is better in slow motion and the below clip is another example of that.It features a LeBron James dunk from the USA/Brazil game and USA president Barack Obama's reaction to the play...in slow motion:
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...
Basketball is not like football. There is not one single position that can be described as the most important. There’s no quarterback in basketball, no position that must touch the ball on every play for the team to be successful. Most basketball fans and analysts claim that either point guard or center is the most important position. Yet there are often certain players, at other...