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Team USA is back in action this afternoon, taking on the Tunisian powerhouse. One thing that I've noticed so far is that the Olympic broadcast has been extremely tight with its video production, so it's tough to find good video footage on Youtube of anything of consequence that happens. To that I say, way to go, President Rogge. Heaven forbid anyone might actually want to watch what is going on in these games when they have free time.

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.


Team USA Passes First Test | ESPN

I know that the sting of watching LeBron James hoist the trophy a month ago still persists, but I have to say that I really like LeBron's demeanor during these games. He seems quite content to defer to everybody else. And by that virtue, he actually becomes the most valuable player on the court.

LeBron Wants KD to Shoot More | Daily Thunder

LeBron realizes what we all do - Kevin Durant is the most proficient scorer on the planet at this moment in time. It seems like LeBron would be quite content simply setting up KD 15-20 times a game and just let Durant finish plays. I like the fact that the two best players on the planet have learned to compliment each other so easily, despite their natural NBA rivalry.

Olympic Team On and Off the Court | Sports Illustrated

The SI photographers are still the best at this. Here are 30 great photographs of Team USA in their off-the-court moments. 'Melo, man. If I didn't know any better I'd suspect he also wears an exfoliating gel scrub in the morning to keep away the wrinkles.

Kevin Love Hard at Work | Sports Illustrated

When Blake Griffin and his high-flying slams went down with an injury, Kevin Love stepped into the void to give the team the additional scoring and rebounding it needed.

Tyson Chandler Key to Team USA | ESPN

I'd take Tyson Chandler over either Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum in a heartbeat.

NBA Owners Want to Kill Olympic Format to Protect Player Investment | Yahoo! Sports

And as we know, the owners usually get their way.

Dirk Nowitzki May Have Gotten Married in Kenya | Ball Don't Lie


Top 5 Reasons Why Jeff Green Hasn't Signed Yet | CelticsBlog

The Jeff Green thing is starting to drive our good friend Jeff Clark a bit crazy.

Redemption and Last Chances at Summer League | Grantland

Adam Morrison, David Harrison, and a few others are down to their last shot to have a legitimate chance to forge an NBA career.


After the jump, First Lady Michelle Obama has hugs for everyone, becoming the unofficial soccer mom for Team USA. Knowing how moms usually operate, I'm surprised she didn't try to pluck out some of Anthony Davis' unibrow.