OKC Loud Links: USA Basketball in Action Tonight

The USA men's team is back in action tonight at 7PM CST to play against the Brazilian national team. It will be interesting to see how the team continues to gel and work together and whether Coach K opts to continue to have the 3 Thunder stars come off the bench.

Pretty Sharp, guys:

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(photo via Nike)

SB Nation Free Agency Stream 2012

Stay on top of all player movement and rumors by checking out SB Nation's stream throughout the day.

Reggie Jackson Put on a Show | NewsOK

Reggie Jackson got better as the week went on. He was the best player on the court and he played like it.

Scouting Summer League Rookies | Basketball Prospectus

Early word on high draftees is promising. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist looks to be everything the moribund Bobcats need, and Dion Waters looks like he might be a Russell Westbrook imitator (for better and worse).

Vegas Summer League Day 1 | Behind the Basket

The Vegas League kicked off at the same time the Orlando League ended, and Gault gives us the lowdown.

Freddie Mercury, Jordan, and Singular Achievement | Hardwood Paroxysm

When the Thunder win games, Durant gets the credit. When the Thunder lose games, Westbrook gets the blame. Credit is a funny thing.

Wizards Lose to D-League Team | Bullets Forever

Oh my, Wizards.

The Eye Test | Wages of Wins

The first principle is that you must not fool yourself, and you are the easiest person to fool. - Richard Feynman

The Smartest Free Agency Signings Ever | Bleacher Report

The Thunder have been active in free agency signings over these past two season, so it is good to take a look at a broader list of some of the most impactful free agency signings in the history of the league.

Kevin Pritchard Discusses Pacers' Off-Season | 8 Points, 9 Seconds

Pacers GM Pritchard gives the lowdown on how the team has worked to keep itself together this off-season.

Team USA Visits Arlington Cemetery | USA Basketball

The men's team received a very high honor in being granted a tour of Arlington Cemetery and Kevin Durant, LeBron James, and Kobe Bryant were privileged to place a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. If you are unfamiliar with this place, follow the jump for an impassioned account.


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