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thatguyoverthere
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mambamonk87 wrote:
And if we're congratulating Anthony Davis, I'd also like to congratulate Lamar Odom. I'm happy that he made the squad - he had stated how much it would mean for him to win an Olympic gold medal last year, and he's definitely in need of a recharge after this years' debacle with the Mavs.

That's bad news bears for opponents of the Clippers.


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Does anybody know when scrimmages are shown on TV?


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Chris Paul exits first U.S. practice with thumb injury.

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Chris Paul exits first U.S. practice with thumb injury.

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Are you kidding me.


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Coach K met w/ Kobe before Team USA began training camp today: “He said, ‘I’m in great shape. Full force, whatever you want to do. Use me.’”

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U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team announced! http://tinyurl.com/73atu96 ‪#usab2012‬ http://fb.me/B9FfjV8l

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Carmelo Anthony

Kobe Bryant

Tyson Chandler

Kevin Durant

Blake Griffin

James Harden

Andre Iguodala

LeBron James

Kevin Love

Chris Paul

Russell Westbrook

Deron Williams


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Colangelo on Cousins: “He has a lot of growing up to do”

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Carmelo Anthony came out of the first day of Team USA practice in Vegas �" where DeMarcus Cousins is a member of the USA Select team there to push the London-bound squad �" and said this about the Kings big man of the future (via Sean Cunningham on twitter).

“He fouled the s�" outta everyone.”

That didn’t impress USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo, who was blunt about it during a conference call on Saturday night after announcing the Team USA final roster.

“Show respect to players, and you get respect back,” Colangelo said. “He needs to mature as a person, as a player if he’s going to have an outstanding NBA career. So before there’s discussion about him being part of our program, he has a lot of building to do…

“He has a lot of growing up to do.”

Cousins had run ins with former Kings coach Paul Westphal but his relationship with Keith Smart appears to be better. Smart has his ear. This is different. USA Basketball is the big boys and with them Cousins will be in for tough love.

Cousins also said during the season that if put on the Select Team he thought he would make the London squad. He’s not as close as he thinks. Coach Mike Krzyzewski is big on chemistry with this team. He and Colangelo want guys who are positive, who get along, who will represent the USA well on and off the court.

Coach K was more diplomatic in suggesting that Cousins can be that guy down the line and being on the Select Team can help him get there.

“His time here, playing in this culture and against these guys, sometimes can have a positive change for the players participating,” Krzyzewski said. “It indoctrinates (younger players), gets them accustomed to playing for their country.”

http://probasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/07/08/colangelo-on-cousins -he-has-a-lot-of-growing-up-to-do/


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USA Basketball has summoned Anthony Davis to report to Las Vegas for training camp immediately, sources tell Y! Sports.

I certainly didn't want to see Blake get hurt, but I'm kinda happier with Davis than Griffin on this team. I want some defense on that front line.


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Blake Griffin hurt his knee in a Team USA scrimmage Wednesday and is returning to LA to be examined by team doctors, sources tell Y! Sports.

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Blake Griffin "twisted" the knee in a scrimmage, source says, and the severity is unclear. He's expected to get an MRI as soon as today.

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President Obama and VP Biden will attend USA-Brazil game, White House source says. And, yes, it does feel cool to have a WH source.

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Whats missing in this pic? The 1st person to get it right will be repped by me.


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Wow down by 10 this is embarassing


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kbp24 wrote:
Whats missing in this pic? The 1st person to get it right will be repped by me.

Howard? President Obama?? Griffin???


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kbp24 wrote:
Whats missing in this pic? The 1st person to get it right will be repped by me.

Howard? President Obama?? Griffin???

Nope. I'll give you a hint, its an object. lol


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kbp24 wrote:
Def-one-24-2 wrote:
kbp24 wrote:
Whats missing in this pic? The 1st person to get it right will be repped by me.

Howard? President Obama?? Griffin???

Nope. I'll give you a hint, its an object. lol

Gold medals?


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kbp24 wrote:
Whats missing in this pic? The 1st person to get it right will be repped by me.

The American Flag...???


kbp24
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LMAO. Looks like no ones getting it. First look at Kevin Love then look at Tyson Chandler, then look at KD, Bron & Kobe? Whats missing? #PhotoshopFauxPas


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the effing chair or stool. lol


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KB24*BM wrote:
the effing chair or stool. lol

Ding...Ding...Ding! Yup. Some good air brushing, huh? I'll give you a rep for that.


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kbp24 wrote:
KB24*BM wrote:
the effing chair or stool. lol

Ding...Ding...Ding! Yup. Some good air brushing, huh? I'll give you a rep for that.

Thanks for the rep. lol. that was some good hair brushing. picture looks legit. never would have seen it if you didnt mention something was missing. lol


kbp24
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KB24*BM wrote:
kbp24 wrote:
KB24*BM wrote:
the effing chair or stool. lol

Ding...Ding...Ding! Yup. Some good air brushing, huh? I'll give you a rep for that.

Thanks for the rep. lol. that was some good hair brushing. picture looks legit. never would have seen it if you didnt mention something was missing. lol

Hahaha. Someone posted it on twitter. It took me a while too...but I got it in the end. So I decided to put it on LTB and see if you guys could find it. lol


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Kobe Bryant on Michelle Obama & President Obama not connecting on first pass on Kiss Cam: "PDA is not for everybody, you know what I mean."

https://twitter.com/JeffZillgitt

LMAO!


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They played great today against AUS kobe was raining those 3's Very Happy Very Happy Yellow_Flash_Colorz_PDT_03


steven18
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lebron had alot of good dunks to i liked the and 1 he had in the 4th qrt he knocked the australian down lol


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LONDON �" So what was Kobe Bryant’s reward for his 20-point second-half outburst in Team USA’s quarterfinal victory over Australia on Wednesday night? An Olympic drug test.

According to a source, Bryant was the USA player chosen to take the mandatory random drug test after the late-night contest and was unable to ride back to the team hotel with his teammates. With the game beginning at 10:15 p.m. here, Bryant didn’t arrive back at the hotel until 2 a.m.

POST'S OLYMPIC COVERAGE

Grant Hill said last month when he was a member of the Olympic team in 1996, players tried to avoid being the game’s high scorer because the high scorer often was chosen for the postgame random drug test and had to stay two hours after a game. However, an Olympic official said yesterday that isn’t true at all.

However, it was no surprise Bryant was chosen since he had played poorly his first five games before draining six 3-pointers in the second half Wednesday to finish with all 20 of his points after intermission.

Read more: http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/olympics/big_night_gets_kobe_drug_teste d_2yYxRRKfWr2SPMo5w0LlyI#ixzz23CUPuXIl


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