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Kirilenko's NBA Departure And Return

by Michael Scotto

Nov 6, 2012 11:44 AM

Andrei Kirilenko talks to RealGM about his experience with CSKA, winning the bronze in London, the impact of Mikhail Prokhorov on the Russian game and his initial days with the Wolves. Read more »

Tags: Andrei Kirilenko, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, CSKA Moscow, Euroleague, Russian PBL, NBA, International, National, National Olympics, International League, International Teams

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Team-By-Team Gold Medal Winners

by Christopher Reina

Aug 13, 2012 6:02 PM

The Jazz and Thunder have had the most Gold Medalists since the USA began bringing NBA players in 1992, while Duke leads amongst colleges. How do the other 29 NBA teams rank? Read more »

Tags: Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Clippers, Los Angeles Lakers, Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers, Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics, Brooklyn Nets, Charlotte Hornets, Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, Alabama Crimson Tide, Arizona Wildcats, Arizona State Sun Devils, Auburn Tigers, California Golden Bears, Central Arkansas Bears, Connecticut Huskies, Duke Blue Devils, Indiana State Sycamores, Georgetown Hoyas, Gonzaga Bulldogs, Hartford Hawks, Houston Cougars, Kansas State Wildcats, Kentucky Wildcats, Illinois Fighting Illini, LSU Tigers, Louisiana Tech Bulldogs, Marquette Golden Eagles, Memphis Tigers, Navy Midshipmen, North Carolina Tar Heels, Michigan State Spartans, Ohio State Buckeyes, St. John's Red Storm, Syracuse Orange, Temple Owls, Tennessee Volunteers, Texas Longhorns, UCLA Bruins, UTEP Miners, Wake Forest Demon Deacons, NCAA, NBA, National, National Olympics

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Star Among Stars (LeBron's Performance For The Ages)

by Jonathan Tjarks

Aug 13, 2012 10:27 AM

More impressive than even his stats was LeBron James command of the game. While his teammates restricted their game and played more as specialists, LeBron expanded his. Whatever Team USA needed -- scoring, playmaking, rebounding, perimeter or interior defense -- he provided. Read more »

Tags: LeBron James, Miami Heat, NBA, National, National Olympics

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USA 2016 Will Threaten 1992 For Best Team Ever Assembled

by Christopher Reina

LeBron James Dwight Howard and Kevin Durant will presumably be at their peaks in 2016 at the ages of 31, 30 and 27 respectively, and the depth of talent joining them will be remarkable and similarly in their prime. Read more »
Olympic Quarterfinals By The Numbers

by Dan Hanner

Not surprisingly, the United States has the highest Points Per Possession (PPP) offense in the tournament. But what must make Mike Krzyzewski the most happy is that Team USA also has the lowest PPP defense. Read more »
Olympic Basketball After Day 3, A Look At Player Efficiency

by Dan Hanner

Who has been Team USA's biggest shot-hog so far? Who has been Argentina's weak link? And who has been the surprise star for Great Britain? Time to break out the efficiency stats. Read more »
Olympic Basketball Day 1

by Dan Hanner

With Day 1 of men's basketball in the books, which international team looked like Ryan Lochte and which team looked like Kim Rhode? Read more »
Why The Lakers Need The Team USA Version Of Kobe Bryant

by Jonathan Tjarks

It makes no sense for a team that has Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James and Kevin Durant to give a 34-year old Kobe Bryant the green light to shoot the ball at will. The same is true for an NBA team with Pau Gasol, Andrew Bynum and Steve Nash. Read more »