Kyrie Irving Blew Everyone's Minds At The Olympic Basketball Practice

Kyrie Irving Blew Everyone's Minds At The Olympic Basketball Practice

The Cavs star is on the US Select team, which means he's there to give the Olympic team some competition.

Olympic Basketball player Backes returns from Sochi with 2 stray dogs,

Olympic Basketball player Backes returns from Sochi with 2 stray dogs,

Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr. (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball player. He played most of his career with the NBA's New York Knicks as their starting center and played briefly with the Seattle SuperSonics and Orlando Magic. Ewing played for the Georgetown Hoyas and was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN. He won Olympic gold medals as a member of the 1984 and1992 United States men's Olympic basketball teams. In a 1996 poll…

August 1962 - Patrick Ewing a retired Hall of Fame basketball player is born in Kingston, Jamaica

U.S. Olympic basketball player Carmelo Anthony

Olympic basketball player Carmelo Anthony slams it down during an exhibition game against Argentina ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona July REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino

Happy Birthday:  Christian Laettner    August 17, 1969 - Christian Donald Laettner is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and basketball coach. One of the most successful college players of all-time, Christian Laettner was a star on the Duke teams that won consecutive NCAA basketball titles in 1991 and 1992. Laettner was the only collegiate player selected for the 1992 US Olympic basketball ‘Dream Team.’    keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com

Happy Birthday: Christian Laettner August 1969 - Christian Donald Laettner is an American former professional basketball player, entrepreneur, and basketball coach.

Joe Louis Caldwell (born November 1, 1941 in Texas City, Texas) a retired American professional basketball player. He spent 6 seasons in the NBA and 5 seasons in the ABA, and he was one of the few players to be an All-Star in both leagues. He was also a member of the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Joe Louis Caldwell (born November 1, 1941 in Texas City, Texas) a retired American professional basketball player. He spent 6 seasons in the NBA and 5 seasons in the ABA, and he was one of the few players to be an All-Star in both leagues. He was also a member of the United States Olympic basketball team that won the gold at the 1964 Summer Olympics.

Don Barksdale (3/31/1923 - 3/08/1993) was the first  African American basketball player to be named NCAA All-American, the first to play on a US men's Olympic team, and the first to play in an NBA All-Star Game.   Outside of sports, he was also the first African American in the Bay area to be a radio DJ, host a TV show, and own a beer distributorship. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2012. #TodayInBlackHistory.

Don Argee Barksdale info (Cont.) Elected to the NBA’s all-star game in Barksdale was also the Black person to participate in that event

Women's Olympic basketball players hope for more LGBT acceptance in NBA

Women's Olympic basketball players hope for more LGBT acceptance in NBA

Days after news broke that Elena Delle Donne is gay, the story all but died. WNBA players say they wish their NBA counterparts felt as comfortable about the issue.

WNBA and Olympic Basketball sensation Sue Bird shared 25 fascinating facts about herself with US Weekly — including her connection to Oscar winner Natalie Portman

Olympic Basketball Player Sue Bird: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me (I Went to High School With Natalie Portman)

Rio 2016 Olympics Basketball Schedule, Format and Groups: No Stephen Curry, LeBron James but Team USA assured of gold in Brazil? - http://www.sportsrageous.com/2016-rio-olympics/rio-2016-olympics-basketball-schedule-format-groups-no-stephen-curry-lebron-james-team-usa-assured-gold-brazil/38631/

The USA Men’s Basketball team survived the scrappy and talented Australian Basketball team to remain unbeaten in the 2016 Rio Olympics.

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