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Kenneth Faried disappointed Spain was eliminated from FIBA World Cup: 'I wanted to beat them in their own country'

Before Spain was unexpectedly eliminated from the FIBA World Cup with a loss to France on Wednesday, many were predicting that they would have a solid chance of taking down Team USA in the gold medal game. 273 more words

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Summer Dreaming: First-time All-Stars

The regular season will only be a few weeks old when the ballots will go out for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game. Most of the voters won’t even have to think about the first handful of names they’ll fill in: 921 more words

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Pau Gasol questions his future with Spanish national team after loss

This was a punch to the gut to Spain.

Everyone expected a USA vs. Spain gold medal showdown at the World Cup — and this year Spain thought they had a real shot. 440 more words

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France shocks Spain, giving Team USA clearer path to gold


VIDEO: FIBA: Day 2, Quarterfinals Wrap

MADRID – The dream of a Spain-USA final at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup is dead.

France ended it Wednesday with… 1,113 more words

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Charles Barkley Picks Spain to Win FIBA World Champs

Benedict Arnold Charles Barkley, former NBA All-Star and current media-hog, picked Spain to beat Team America in the FIBA World Championships today. Barkley, who played for the 1992 Dream Team, apparently thinks that because Spain has a few NBAers on their roster that Team USA is bound to fail. 328 more words

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Klay Thompson proves NBA players can motivate themselves with anything

Millions of people play basketball, but only a select few reach the NBA.

What separates the pros from the rest of us? Height, sure. But there’s also a mentality. 186 more words

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