Game time! Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and the rest of the United States men’s basketball team will battle Australia in the preliminary round of the Olympics in Brazil on Wednesday Aug. 10th at 6pm EST. Watch every blocked shot, pass and dunk live from the Rio online here!
The United States men will take on the Australian team in the Olympic preliminary rounds of group A action. The format for the road to gold for these basketball teams is simple. There are 12 teams total entering the tournament divided into 2 groups, Group A and Group B. After 3 games within each group, the top four teams based on points and records move on to sudden death, traditional bracket tournament action. Easy.
The 2016 version of the dream team is stocked with talent and pretty much a lock for bringing home gold. The team is rolling through prelims having routed China by 57 points and Venezuela by 44. This team features studs like Kevin Durant, Paul George, and Klay Thompson. These guys are ballers and will likely continue to blow through the competition. WATCH USA VS. AUSTRALIA ONLINE HERE.
It has been 24 years since the United States put together the first dream team which included basketball legends like Michael Jordan, Karl Malone, Larry Bird, and Scottie Pippen to name a few. The players on that 1992 Olympic team brought home the gold after they beat Venezuela by 47 points in Barcelona. No Cable TV? Relax! Click Here to learn How To Watch The Olympics Online
Notably absent from the current dream team are the two best players in the NBA today, MVP’s, Stephen Curry and LeBron James. These two giants of the hardwood battled it out in a long 7 game series and are opting to rest their legs for the upcoming NBA season. LeBron came out on top of that series over Steph’s Golden State Warriors as the Cleveland Cavaliers won the 2016 NBA championship.
HollywoodLifers, will you be following the U.S. men’s basketball team on their journey towards gold? Do you think any team can give these guys any problems? Does Australia have a chance in this game? Let us know what you think below!