U.S. Olympic basketball coach Krzyzewski talks to his player Bryant during an exhibition game against Spain ahead of the 2012 London Olympic Games in Barcelona. (Photo : REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino)
The Olympics are set to start Friday July 27 (barring the early games on July 25 and 26 for soccer) and this year's United States Men's Basketball is one of the most vibrant and strong teams the country has fielded in a while, even prompting comparisons to the 1992 Dream Team. With stars like Lebron James and Kobe Bryant, it's hard to have not heard of them, but if you still haven't, here's who they are, when they'll be playing, and where to catch their games online.
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Guard, No. 10 Kobe Bryant
Guard, No. 5 Kevin Durant
Guard, No. 12 James Harden
Guard, No. 11 Chris Paul
Guard, No. 7 Russell Westbrook
Guard, No. 8 Deron Williams
Guard/Forward, No. 9 Andre Iguodala
Forward, No. 15 Carmelo Anthony
Forward, No. 14 Anthony Davis
Forward, No. 6 Lebron James
Forward, No. 11 Kevin Love
Center, No. 4 Tyson Chandler
Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski
For a complete list of personnel, see the official website here.
Sunday, July 29, 9:20 a.m. EDT: Men's Group A: United States vs. France
Tuesday, July 31, 5:15 p.m. EDT: Men's Group A: Tunisia vs. United States
Thursday, August 2, 5:15 p.m. EDT.: Men's Group A: United States vs. Nigeria
Saturday, August 4, 9:30 a.m. EDT: Men's Group A: Lithuania vs. United States
Monday, August 6, 5:15 p.m. EDT: Men's Group A: Argentina vs. United States
Live Online Streaming:
You can watch all the following confirmed games as well as view the entire schedule (including unconfirmed quarterfinals, semifinals, and medal matches) here on NBC's official website.