Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 10:15 am  |  20 responses

Team USA Beats Great Britain by 40 Points (VIDEO)

The Brits had zero chance against the Americans and their basketball firepower, as the two squads did battle yesterday in preparation for this summer’s Olympic Games.

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  • http://www.chicagonow.com/blogs/chicago-bulls-talk/2011 Diesel

    I’m glad Luol Deng is postponing his wrist surgery and missing the first 2 months of the season next year so that he can contribute on such a stellar team.

  • L Dribble

    Deng did all he could. Melo, DWill and Monobrow killed them in the second half. Watching some of the brits try and guard LeBron and DWill was amusing at times – a few sore ankles this morning.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    wierdo uniforms

  • http://cnbc.com JTaylor21

    DWill is a better all-around shooter than CP.
    AD might avg. 3+ blocks during his rook campaign.
    How is KLove the best PF in the world when he lacks a go-to move on the block?

  • http://nba.com GP23

    Kevin Love sucked in that game.
    That Pops Mensah-Bonsu for Britain can ball.
    GB relied too much on Deng, and it cost them.
    Team USA have the Gold in the bag already.

  • http://slamonline.com LLC#12

    It’s his choice diesel, I think a lot of people would do the same for a chance to play in the olympics in the city you grew up in. L Dribble is right, all the GB players that are LeBrons size are too slow to defend him, and the ones his speed are far too small. @GP23, glad Pops got some appreciation, he belongs on an NBA bench surely.

  • ktokyo

    A Russell Westbrook/Chris Paul backcourt is bananas! Give and go from centre with no dribbling that ends in a dunk. Wow.

  • http://slamonline.com Allenp

    Why, because the Bulls were going to be so good?

  • Jerome

    Gold in the bag … funny stuff.

  • the box out of

    regarding the highlights..showed a lot about Durant’s D..nothing.

  • riggs

    i really wanted westbrook to throw it back to AD for the double alley. But i guess thats mad disrespectful.

  • http://nicekicks.com niyosimba

    @riggs i was thinking the same thing, on some nba street vol. 2 ish. haha

  • http://chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls Diesel

    I don’t care if the Bulls are going to be the worst team in the league next year, they’re the ones paying him. He’s made himself untradeable this year and will hurt the team next year. Its absolutley his choice if he wants to play or not. But then it should be the Bulls choice to not pay him for the games he’ll miss.

  • http://chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls Diesel

    By the way, if Deng is healthy and plays in every game next season, Bulls are still the second best team in the east, so I don’t know what you’re talking about. They’re still better than both the Nets and Celtics

  • AdamD

    I think that this whole Deng situation shows that Basketball in it’s current mindset will never have the opportunity to be the truly global game that it has the potential to be. Look at Soccer, in that sport it is the international game that is the pinnacle, as great as it is to be a League champion or a UFEA champion the grail for all players is to win the World Cup. To Deny one of your players the right to play in a premier international competition or even to voice discontent about it would be downright wrong. The African Cup of Nations takes place in THE MIDDLE OF THE EUROPEAN SEASON, teams without star players for a month, the same could never happen in basketball, ever. Basketball is simply dominated by the Owners of the NBA, they refuse to let anyone else take ownership of the sport, even to the detriment of it’s development. For all of the growth of the sport in Europe and Asia, it still lags behind soccer by some distance in terms of viewership and participation. I don’t think this will change until there is some removal of the US-centric, me first, mentality of the NBA.

  • LA Huey

    ^I disagree with the “US-centric, me first, mentality of the NBA” as the obstacle preventing basketball from becoming “truly global game that it has the potential to be.” It has more to do with the fact that the NBA and FIBA won’t market an international basektball competition that nets them zero profit. That’s why Stern is trying to push for this “World Cup of Basketball”

  • Allenp

    You really believe the Bulls without Rose, Asik, Brewer and Korver or the second best team in the East? I don’t. Oh yeah without CJ Watson and John Lucas depending on Teague as a rookie. I don’t see it.

  • Lloyd

    Those USA uniforms are ugly as hell.

  • http://chicagotribune.com/sports/basketball/bulls Diesel

    Brewer is easily replaced by Jimmy Butler. Watson is easily replaced by Teague. I personally think Asik is extremley overrated. He’s great for defense, but that’s it. He’s a liability on the offensive end. Can’t catch a pass or finish down low. Korver will be missed and I have no illusions that Vlad can duplicate his production. Rose is obviously a big loss, bu thte Bulls played well without him last year. And I think Hinrich is servicable in that starting role. So as long as Deng is healthy, I think they’ll still be up there.

  • Loaf

    was a great game to watch an to be apart of didnt know we had 17,000 basketball fans! knew from the start that USA would put in some work and dismantle our team. but it was a heck of a show! also us english fans just dont know how to watch a basketball game, so much slience, was eire at times! Fear the Brow is going to be a good NBA player and Love was in too much foul trouble…. Dwill defiantly showed up in the second half! westbrook/CP3/Dwill were hounding our point guards they couldnt do S*^% agaisnt the USA guards
    props to pops Joel and Deng!