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The wake-up call for the US men's basketball team arrives with the Paris Olympics a few days away

Jul. 21, 2024 12:30 PM EDT

South Sudan is the 33rd-ranked team in the FIBA world rankings, by far the lowest of any of the 12 nations that will be vying for men’s basketball gold in the Paris Olympics that start this week. The U.S. is ranked No. 1. South Sudan nearly beat the...

Lakers shut down Bronny James after back-to-back promising performances

Jul. 20, 2024 21:41 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James was a spectator on Saturday after the Los Angeles Lakers determined that they have seen all they need out of the NBA's most talked-about rookie. He finished Summer League on an upward trajectory after a dismal start, scoring 25 points on 10-of-21...

South Sudan nearly beat the US in an Olympic tuneup. Here's how it happened

Jul. 20, 2024 18:53 PM EDT

Takeaways from the U.S. Olympic team's 101-100 win over South Sudan in an exhibition game Saturday in London: At 39, 40 in a row LeBron James' layup with 8 seconds left was the game-winner, and the win marked the 40th consecutive time that the Americans have won an...

James hits game winner with 8 seconds left, US avoids upset and escapes South Sudan 101-100

Jul. 20, 2024 18:49 PM EDT

LeBron James saved the U.S. from what would have been a stunning loss. James’ layup with 8 seconds left was the go-ahead basket Saturday, and the U.S. Olympic team that'll soon head to the Paris Games escaped with a 101-100 win over South Sudan in London, rallying from a 16-point...

Durant returns to practice with US basketball team, 1 week before Paris Olympics

Jul. 19, 2024 10:21 AM EDT

Kevin Durant practiced with the U.S. Olympic basketball team on Friday, a major step toward getting him back on track for the Paris Games that open next week. It was Durant’s first time on the floor with the team this summer. He strained his calf a few days before the July 6 start...

Bronny James continues promising play with 13 points in Lakers' 93-89 win over Cavaliers

Jul. 18, 2024 23:34 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lakers rookie Bronny James put together his second promising Summer League performance in a row Thursday night, scoring 13 points in Los Angeles' 93-89 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The son NBA career scoring leader LeBron James had eight first-half points...

Bronny James bounces back with 12 points, Lakers top Hawks 87-86 at Summer League

Jul. 17, 2024 23:43 PM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James got some shots to fall Wednesday night in perhaps his best performance yet out of his five games with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. The son of NBA career scoring leader LeBron James finished with 12 points in the Lakers’ 87-86 victory over the...

Stephen Curry strong in US men's basketball team's 105-79 win over Serbia in Olympic warmup

Jul. 17, 2024 15:02 PM EDT

Stephen Curry was relatively quiet offensively during the U.S. Olympic team’s first two exhibitions before the Paris Games. He got a lot more assertive on Wednesday with his official Olympic debut less than two weeks away. Curry scored 24 points, Bam Adebayo added 17...

LeBron James at 39 still is the center of attention for USA Basketball. That won't change in Paris

Jul. 16, 2024 09:28 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is how the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team took the floor for warmups before an exhibition game in Abu Dhabi: Stephen Curry opened with a layup, followed by ones from Tyrese Haliburton, Anthony Edwards and Derrick White, and then a short jumper from Devin Booker. ...

Bronny James finishes with 2 points, Lakers lose to Celtics 88-74 at Summer League

Jul. 16, 2024 00:37 AM EDT

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Bronny James struggled from the field again Monday, finishing 1 for 5 in the Los Angeles Lakers’ 88-74 loss to the Boston Celtics at NBA Summer League. James played 25 minutes, finishing with two points, three rebounds and one assist. He was 0 for 3 from 3-point...