Dick Weiss

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    The NBA championship is bigger than an Olympic gold medal for Team USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO — It sounded like a good idea when the International Olympic Committee voted after...

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    Team USA men’s Olympic team Still Searching for Killer Instinct

    RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– Too much drama. Team USA insists on providing more fourth quarter suspense in this Olympic men’s basketball tournament than is absolutely necessary. The United States defeated France, 100-97, here Sunday at Carioca Arena finish pool play with a 5-0 record and advance to the quarterfinals in the knockout...

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    Sue Bird still flying for Team USA at age 35.

    RIO DE JANEIRO– Sue Bird is 35-years old now. The former UConn All America point guard and...

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    Team USA no longer playing like Dream Team

      RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil– At least, we know the rest of the Olympic men’s basketball tournament...

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    The WNBA finally gets it right.

    It took almost a week until the Women’s NBA finally get it right. League president Lisa Borders said in a statement it was rescinding the fines it levied when players wore black warm up shirts to show support of citizens and police officers involved in recent tragic shootings across America. This shouldn’t...

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    Team USA men displays total domination over the weekend

    LOS ANGELES– Team USA arranged a five-game pre-Olympic exhibition tour against international competition just so coach Mike Krzyzewski could build chemistry and get his 12 man roster into game shape. After two games, the Americans have hardly broken a sweat. Team USA smothered Argentina, 111-74, three nights ago before a sellout crowd...

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    Kyrie Irving Makes His Point on Team USA.

    LAS VEGAS– Kyrie Irving never got a chance to get the full Mike Krzyzewski experience at Duke. Team USA’s starting point guard played just 11 games for Coach K in college, missing the bulk of the season with an injured right toe. He declared for the 2011 NBA draft before the Blue...

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    At least Cousins knows where he stands with Team USA

    LAS VEGAS– DeMarcus Cousins averaged 26.9 points, 11.5 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.6 steals and 1.5 blocks and was a dominant low post presence for for the Sacramento Kings and has been penciled in as a starter for the 2016 Olympic team in Rio. But the powerful 6-11, 270-pound center doesn’t feel like...

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    The Paul George Redemption tour

    LAS VEGAS– Paul George is back here at the UNLV’s practice facility this week, wearing a USA national team jersey. He is just steps away from the Thomas and Mack Arena where he suffered a gruesome compound fracture of his tibia and fibia in an exhibition game during USA Basketball Showcase on...

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    Durant ready to become Team USA’s biggest star

    LAS VEGAS– Kevin Durant–one of the five best players in the world– has moved on, leaving small market NBA contender Oklahoma City, where he had spent the past eight years to sign a two-year, $54 million free agent contract to play for the high powered Golden State Warriors. NBA scouts and executives...

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    Olympic forward Carmelo Anthony urges black athletes to speak up for social change.

    LAS VEGAS– When Carmelo Anthony stood on the stage at the opening of the ESPYs in Los Angeles with NBA stars LeBron James, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade last week, he led them in a clarion call for black athletes to step up and use the power of their celebrity status to...

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    Takeaways from the FIBA boys and girls U 17 World Championships.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– This FIBA U 17 boys World Championship was a celebration of American youth basketball. The United States captured the gold medal, ripping the heart out of Turkey, 96-56, here Sunday night in the final at Siglo XXI Arena to remain unbeaten in all U 16 and U 17 international competitions....

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    Australia’s Historic Win over Team USA 17s raises Questions about Selection process.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– It was an historic day for Australian women’s basketball. For the first time ever, the...

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    USA FIBA U17 men’s basketball has 12 stars.

    ZARAGOZA, Spain– The biggest enemy of this Team USA U 17 men’s basketball team is boredom. The...

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    Musa leaves an impression in FIBA U 17 Worlds

    ZARAGOZA, Spain–If there was any question about 6-8 small forward Dzanan Musa of Bosnia and Herzagovinia being the best prospect born in Europe in 1999, he has erased them with a some spectacular individual performances at these FIBA U 17 World Championships. Musa, who led Bosnian national team to the 2014 European...

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    RJ Barrett is destined to be the face of Canadian basketball.

    ZARAZOGA, Spain– Canada continues to produce young basketball stars at an impressive rate. The latest is RJ...