All posts tagged "USA Basketball"

  • Wendy Parker
    After Rio Olympics, WNBA looks to seize basketball spotlight

    Less than a week after the Rio Olympics, the WNBA season resumes, with nearly a month to...

  • Dick Weiss
    Team USA Men Enter A Golden Era

    RIO DE JANEIRO– Kevin Durant continues to be the biggest story of this NBA off season. Durant opened...

  • Dick Weiss
    Team USA Women’s Basketball Team creates Huge Gap with the Rest of the World

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The scores of the United States’ women’s basketball games in this Olympics have...

  • Mike Flynn
    Serbia Women Claim First Olympic Basketball Medal

    RIO DE JANEIRO – When Serbia finished their third game in Pool B of the 2016 Rio Olympics Women’s basketball preliminary round, their hopes for a medal were dim after going 0-3 to Spain, Canada and the USA. The Serbian women rebounded from that deficit to fight into the medal round, past...

  • Mike Flynn
    Spain Women’ s Basketball Golden Moment

    RIO DE JANEIRO — In Spain there is, as in other countries, special teams that perform in a sport over years, even decades to such acclaim they are called Generation teams. In men’s basketball is has been the last decade of play by such names as Gasol brothers (Marc and Pau), Rudy...

  • Mike Flynn
    Spain advances to Gold Medal Game against Team USA

    RIO DE JANEIRO – After dealing with the media in the underground mix-zone reserved for post-game interviews the excitement of Alba Torrens and veteran guard Laia Palau could no longer be contained. The two went off running down the hall jumping and screaming for joy into the Spain locker room celebrating their...

  • Dick Weiss
    Diana Taurasi Sets the Standard for Team USA Olympic Women’s Basketball team

    RIO DE JANEIRO — The United States’ Women’s Senior national team may be too good for its own good. Team USA brushed away France, 86-67, here last night in the Olympic semi-finals at Carioca Arena I to advance to Saturday afternoon’s Olympic gold medal game against Spain. If they win their sixth...

  • Mike Flynn
    Japan Makes USA Work for the Victory

    Rio De Janeiro – Japan lived up to the feisty nature of play and competition it has exhibited during the 2016 Rio Olympics and make the USA play an almost perfect second half to move into the semifinals with a 110-64 victory. Team USA was tied with Japan at 15 with 5:08...

  • Dick Weiss
    Team USA Cruises past Japan with Huge Second Half

    RIO DE JANEIRO — That’s 47 consecutive Olympic victories and counting. The United States’ senior women’s basketball...

  • Mike Flynn
    End of An Era in Olympic Women’s Semifinal Battles

    RIO DE JANEIRO – For the first time in 24 years, going back to Barcelona Olympics in 1992, there will be no Australia in the medal round after being stunned in the women’s basketball quarterfinals of the 2016 Rio Olympics by Serbia 73-71 at the Carioca Arena 1. It was epic in...

  • Dick Weiss
    There is More Than One Dream Team in Women’s Basketball.

    RIO DE JANEIRO — There has been a rush to judgment to declare the 2016 Olympic women’s basketball team the best ever to play internationally before this tournament is over. And while the margin of victory so far– 105-62– could back up that claim, it is hard to say whether this Geno...

  • Mike Flynn
    USA Women Continue Domination with China Win

    RIO DE JANEIRO – It only took less than four minutes to determine how fast the USA Women’s Olympic basketball team would get to 100 points when Tina Charles scored her sixth point of the game at the 6:08 mark for a 10-3 lead over China. The rout was on and 40...

  • Dick Weiss
    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 the 1988 summer games in Seoul to allow professional basketball players to compete in the Olympic games. In theory, it was supposed to guarantee better TV rating and increased interest from both viewers and fans,...

  • Mike Flynn
    Canada Making History

    RIO DE JANIERO – It was a few minutes after the USA Olympic Women’s Basketball team dispatched neighboring Canada 81-51 in an Olympic basketball Pool B showdown when legendary Canadian Basketball star and present women’s assistant Coach Bev Smith walked through the post game mix zone reserved for interviews at the Youth...

  • Dick Weiss
    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 WNBA Seattle Storm star may not be the most talented player on this dominant Team USA, but he is Geno Auriemma’s most important player. Bird is the engine that runs this machine. She doesn’t have...

  • Dick Weiss
    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 won’t be boring. For the second consecutive game, Serbia, a less talented but more cohesive team, showed the rest of the world can be competitive with Team USA’s heavyweight group of NBA All Stars, pushing...