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Anthony has become the unlikely face of Team USA

As the U.S. men's basketball team readies for the Olympics, Carmelo Anthony has become the reluctant leader of Team USA and could go down as the most accomplished in U.S. men's hoops history.

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Carmelo Anthony not impressed by Team USA sing-along

Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler began a rousing rendition of Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" on a Team USA flight, much to the chagrin of Carmelo Anthony.

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Summer Forecast looks bleak for Rose and Rondo

Will the Knicks and Bulls regret their offseason point guard additions? Our ESPN Forecast panel unveils its early projection for worst newcomer.

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Dellavedova looking forward to basketball 'pinnacle' (0:56)
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Collins twins, Wise on issues raised at DNC

Andy Katz and Rick Klein discuss the DNC, Michael Jordan's words on social activism and the NBA moving the All-Star Game from Charlotte with former NBA twins Jason and Jarron Collins as well as Mike Wise of The Undefeated.

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Durant feels the love in his Oracle debut

Kevin Durant made his Oracle Arena debut as a member of the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday while playing for USA Basketball in an Olympic tuneup. The newly minted Warrior is quickly making himself at home.

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Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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USA Basketball: Complete coverage

Some of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Jalen & Jacoby: LeBron James' special pizza

Behold a pizza order that has to be seen to be believed.

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Carmelo doesn't care for your singing

Or at least the singing of his Olympic teammates. When Kyrie Irving and Jimmy Butler channeled their inner Vanessa Carlton, Carmelo Anthony wasn't having it. Melo not impressed

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Wade already showing leadership

Brian Windhorst explains why Wade said Chicago is Jimmy Butler's team.

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How the McCollum brothers got in TBT

Blazers guard C.J. McCollum jokes that he thought The Basketball Tournament was too good to be true. The semifinals are on ESPN at 5 and 7 p.m. ET.

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Monty Williams: 'Quitting is not an option'

Williams discussed his wife's death and his desire to return to coaching with Hannah Storm.

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USA's interchangeable parts

Mark Schwarz explains the good problem that Team USA faces heading into the Olympics.

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Wade: This is Jimmy Butler's team

Dwyane Wade wants to avoid all confusion and speculation as he joins the Bulls.

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Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Coach K said he was proud of his hometown of Chicago for giving Thibs such a big ovation before the game.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler: "Is it my team? I guess two of the three alphas have said that." He says he's grateful for comments but still not comfortable calling himself the leader of the team.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

One key piece to the story: One source close to Monty Williams says he "absolutely" plans to be a head coach again in the NBA down the road.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler and Coach K address media after Team USA's win over Venezuela.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Cool scene after the game as Venezuelan players and staff line up to take pictures with Kyrie Irving.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

USA Basketball assistant coach Monty Williams is expected to join the San Antonio Spurs' staff next season in a TBD role, league sources say

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An NBA scout on rankings: "We need to know talent. But hell I want to see if he can stay in front of his man & fight over a ball screen"

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Also in the gym tonight in Queens at The Artest Foundation tournament: NYC high school legend Lenny Cooke. Cooke, who had a legendary showdown against LeBron James at a high school camp, still has a strong crossover.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Dwyane Wade gets big ovation from Chicago fans. He's sitting next to US bench.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

An ugly basketball game at the United Center tonight. USA and Venezuela have combined to shoot 17/64 from the field.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Metta World Peace is headlining the Artest Foundation's charity game tonight in Queens. The foundation, which is run by his father, is focused on improving youth literacy, among other issues.