Tag Archive | Kevin Durant

Kevin Durant Named USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year

After he captured his third Olympic gold medal (2012, 2016, 2020) this past summer at the Tokyo Games, Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets/Texas/Washington, D.C.) was honored as the 2021 USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year. “It’s amazing to be honored in this way,” Durant said. “First off to represent your country and do it amongst the best […]

U.S. Olympic Men Roll Past Iran 120-66

Sure, iron sharpens iron. But sometimes, a runaway win is just what a team needs. After falling in its Olympic Games opener Sunday, and in the process snapping a 25-game Olympic winning streak, the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team (1-1) came out strong to beat Iran (0-2) 120-66 Wednesday at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Damian […]

USA Men’s National Basketball Team downs Spain, 83- 76

 Considering what the USA Basketball Men’s National Team has been through the past week, the second half of Sunday’s exhibition finale before heading to Tokyo for the Olympic Games almost felt like a huge release of energy and emotion. Sparked by new addition to the U.S. Olympic Team Keldon Johnson, the U.S. used an 11-0 third-quarter run […]

USA Men’s National Team Defeats Argentina, 108-80

 From the beginning against Argentina, the USA Basketball Men’s National Team players made sure they wouldn’t be losing three games in row. Just seconds after controlling the opening tip, Bradley Beal found forward Bam Adebayo for an emphatic alley-oop. The U.S. was off and running … and shooting … and dunking, en route to a 108-80 victory over the […]

USA Basketball Announces 57 Finalists for U.S. Olympic Men’s Team

Adding 15 players to 42 previously selected USA Basketball Men’s National Team finalists, 57 athletes today were announced by USA Basketball as finalists for the U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. The player selections were approved by the USA Basketball Board of Directors. The official 12-member U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team roster will be announced later […]

USA Basketball to Stream Classic National Team Exhibition Games

USA Basketball, beginning with Tuesday night’s successful stream of the Nov. 11, 1995, exhibition contest between the USA Women’s National Team and the defending NCAA champion University of Connecticut, will continue streaming classic men’s and women’s national team games every Tuesday and Thursday at 8 p.m. EDT through July 9. In addition to the games, […]

Kyrie Irving with a near perfect performance for Nets against the Hawks for his first game back from injury

Kyrie Irving returns to his starting role with the Brooklyn Nets after being sidelined for 26 consecutive games. On November 12th, Irving pushed through what he thought wasn’t a serious injury while playing the Utah Jazz. He suited up two days later against the Denver Nuggets. This injury proved to be no joke as Irving […]