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Happy Independence Day Laker fans! Hope you spend it with the ones you love and see a few beautiful fireworks along the way. Have fun and celebrate safely and responsibly. Cheers!
Just some of the finalists for the 2012 Team USA Basketball Team. See all 15 here. Who do you think makes the team and who doesn’t? Find out May 7th, Saturday afternoon 4PM PST on NBATV during the Team USA Selection show.
2012 USA BASKETBALL TEAM ANNOUNCED: On the roster is (L-R) Carmelo Anthony, Blake Griffin, Tyson Chandler, Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Lebron James, Chris Paul, Russel Westbrook, Deron Williams, James Harden, Andre Iguodala, and Kobe Bryant.
Anthony Davis, Eric Gordon, and Rudy Gay did not make the team.
“The first time I began to understand why he was the best was in the pre-season. In a game against the Wizards, Kobe broke the wrist on his shooting hand. He was always the first person to practice every day, arriving at least an hour and a half early. This would infuriate me because I wanted to be the first person to practice, just as I had always been at Villanova and Piscataway High in New Jersey. To add insult to injury, I lived only 10 minutes from the practice facility — while Kobe was at least 35 minutes away. I am ashamed to say that I was excited the day after his injury because I knew that there was no way that No. 8 (as former Laker point guard Tyronn Lue called him) would be the first to practice, if he would even be there at all. As I walked through the training room, I became stricken with fear when I heard a ball bouncing. No, no, it couldn’t be! Yes it could. Kobe was already in a full sweat with a cast on his right arm and dribbling and shooting with his left. ” —John Celestand