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HHH Roundtable: Team USA Basketball wrap-up and LeBron's Olympic legacy

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The Hot Hot Hoops writers gathered to look back on LeBron James and his Olympics performance these past couple of weeks in London, as well as write about how he will ultimately be viewed among the...

Snapshot of USA Basketball's facebook page as of 12:30 AM Eastern Time on August 10. Diana Taurasi...

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Snapshot of USA Basketball's facebook page as of 12:30 AM Eastern Time on August 10. Diana Taurasi was on the cover on Wednesday until the Team USA men's basketball team torched Australia in the quarterfinals. So you know, Sue replaced LeBron on the cover and she's been online for pretty much the whole evening since at least 6 PM. I think the women's team is finally getting some respect now.

Andre Iguodala's Role on Team USA

Iguodala is going to be fantastic on Team USA, but is he still the "miscast superstar" of a few years ago? Nah.

We're a team that's won four gold medals in a row and yet we're still fighting for respect in our...

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We're a team that's won four gold medals in a row and yet we're still fighting for respect in our own country. I think it's a little sad. That's a heck of a motivator for all of us in the gym. Our level is so high, it becomes normal and even to the public it's they should win the gold medal. If they don't it's a terrible year.

Diana Taurasi on her belief that the USA women's senior national basketball team is not respected enough among Americans. I wish I could refute it, but it is true unfortunately. Link from ESPN.

Team USA defeats China in Seattle, 100-62

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Despite the fact that the Americans made over 60% of their shots, and that six players scored 10 points or more, Geno Auriemma wasn't that pleased with the team's performance saying that "When you’ve only had one practice with the team and this is our first game, it’s not going to look great." From the box score, Team USA had a total of 16 assists, but also gave up 21 turnovers. Granted, the Chinese aren't as good as the Americans, but in the long run, teams don't win too many games with a negative assist to turnover ratio. Neither team attempted too many or too few threes (China with 11, USA with 12) which are at the FIBA length at 22 feet and 1.74 inches vs the WNBA length at 20 feet and 6.25 inches. I don't know if it was because the Americans in particular were just able to score down low (because it looks like they had their way from the stat sheet), or if it's because the women really are having problems from shooting at the further length. Doesn't look like the latter, when both teams shot efficiently from the FIBA length three, and I assume this is the case in Euroleague too. This game last night wasn't televised or streamed as far as I know, I would love to see if anyone was at this game in Emerald City and could provide more insight.

Washington Post: Team USA to Play at Verizon Center on July 16

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The Washington Wizards and Mystics won't have any Olympians on the roster, but their arena will host Team USA on July 16 when the men's and women's teams play their Brazilian counterparts. You can expect President Barack Obama and/or other high level government officials to attend this game, which should bring in quite a plethora of celebrities after Wizards and Mystics season ticket holders get first pickings. I'm pleased to see that they will play at the nation's capital, and yes, I will lay down the hatchet for one night to root for LeBron. Time for the game is at 5:30 PM, and the men's game follows after at 8 PM.

Washington Post: Team USA To Play at Verizon Center on July 16

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The Washington Wizards and Mystics do not have any Olympians on the roster. However, their arena will host this undeniably big time event. I would think President Obama will attend, as well as other government officials and celebrities. Team USA will practice in DC from July 13-15. There will be an exhibition on Monday July 16 against Brazil. The match will be a doubleheader featuring both the men's and women's teams play against their Brazilian counterparts. For one night, I will be rooting hard for LeBron. UPDATE: The event starts at 5:30 PM for the women's team and at 8 PM for the men's team. This is clearly going to be one event.

Olympics 2012: Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups Make Team USA Preliminary Roster

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Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers joins Blake Griffin, Chauncey Billups and Chris Paul of the Los Angeles Clippers on the Team USA 2012 preliminary roster.

Jimmer Fredette Not On Team USA Olympic Preliminary Roster

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Jimmer Fredette of the Sacramento Kings didn't make the Team USA Olympic preliminary roster.

2011 Pan-Am Games: Men's Basketball Opens With Team USA Vs. Dominican Republic

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Team USA takes on the Dominican Republic in their first game of the 2011 Pan-Am games. The basketball teams are probably the two best competing in Guadalajara, Mexico, this year.

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