Olympics? Lockout issue for Team USA

Team USA officials hope for solution to NBA lockout in time for London Games

Originally Published: July 12, 2011
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

The NBA lockout has shut down the traditional summer league in Las Vegas, but the disruption to USA Basketball and fielding a high-level team competing for an Olympic qualifying spot would have been potentially disastrous had the Americans failed to win the world championship in Turkey last year.

The 2012 London Olympic roster isn't due until next June, giving the NBA and the players' association plenty of time to come up with a collective bargaining agreement. ...

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