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Future #1 draft pick Anthony Davis and soon to be announced Sixth Man of the Year James Harden have been added to the USA Mens’ basketball team finalist line up. 

With Dwight Howard and LaMarcus Aldridge both off the roster due to injuries, Anthony Davis will likely get a spot on the final roster. Hopefully, Jerry Colangelo can find a way to put DeMarcus Cousins on the finalists list. 

It may be more difficult for Harden to make the final team since the finalist list is already stacked with the likes of Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony. 

Via USA Basketball

Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops reported on the preliminary line up for the US Mens Basketball team for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The line up features: 
LaMarcus Aldridge
Carmelo Anthony
Chauncey Billups
Chris Bosh
Kobe Bryant
Tyson Chandler
Kevin Durant
Eric Gordon
Blake Griffin
Dwight Howard
Andre Iguodala
LeBron James
Kevin Love
Lamar Odom
Chris Paul 
Derrick Rose
Dwyane Wade 
Russell Westbrook 
Deron Williams 
As you can tell the potential line up features a lot of the key players from the 2008 Summer Olympic team as well as the 2010 FIBA team. Both of those line ups were successful in their respective. I do like the addition of Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Alridge, but I’m a little surprised abou the omission of Andrew Bynum to the line up. The two best centers in the Association(Howard and Bynum) should go to London to dominate and clean up the glass. 
What are your thoughts?

Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops reported on the preliminary line up for the US Mens Basketball team for the 2012 Summer Olympics. The line up features: 

  • LaMarcus Aldridge
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Chris Bosh
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Kevin Durant
  • Eric Gordon
  • Blake Griffin
  • Dwight Howard
  • Andre Iguodala
  • LeBron James
  • Kevin Love
  • Lamar Odom
  • Chris Paul 
  • Derrick Rose
  • Dwyane Wade 
  • Russell Westbrook 
  • Deron Williams 

As you can tell the potential line up features a lot of the key players from the 2008 Summer Olympic team as well as the 2010 FIBA team. Both of those line ups were successful in their respective. I do like the addition of Blake Griffin and LaMarcus Alridge, but I’m a little surprised abou the omission of Andrew Bynum to the line up. The two best centers in the Association(Howard and Bynum) should go to London to dominate and clean up the glass. 

What are your thoughts?

 
Two ways LeBron can begin to redeem himself:
1) Announce, right now, that he’s committed to playing in the 2012 Olympics in London, and that Wade and Bosh are, too. No one is going to rest, no one is going to rest an injury - they’re going to represent their country at the Olympics, and they’re commiting now. It won’t make people forget how things went this summer, but it at least represents a commitment to basketball. And he can’t use the phrase “taking my talents to London.”
2) Stop wearing sunglasses indoors.
(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for Nike)
(Sean Keane)

Two ways LeBron can begin to redeem himself:

1) Announce, right now, that he’s committed to playing in the 2012 Olympics in London, and that Wade and Bosh are, too. No one is going to rest, no one is going to rest an injury - they’re going to represent their country at the Olympics, and they’re commiting now. It won’t make people forget how things went this summer, but it at least represents a commitment to basketball. And he can’t use the phrase “taking my talents to London.”

2) Stop wearing sunglasses indoors.

(Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images for Nike)

(Sean Keane)

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