There was some speculation on whether Tayshaun Prince would make Team USA, but the final roster was just released and Billups and Prince were on it.
Carmelo Anthony (Denver Nuggets); Chauncey Billups (Detroit Pistons); Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers); Tyson Chandler (New Orleans Hornets); Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic); LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers); Jason Kidd (New Jersey Nets); Mike Miller (Memphis Grizzlies); Tayshaun Prince (Detroit Pistons); Michael Redd (Milwaukee Bucks); Amare Stoudemire (Phoenix Suns); and Deron Williams (Utah Jazz).
I am excited that Prince got a chance, though I don’t know how much playing time he will get. It looks like Tayshuan will be the teams defensive specialist.
“The FIBA Americas Championship, featuring 10 men’s national teams, is one of five FIBA Olympic qualifying zone tournaments and will determine the two men’s teams from the Americas zone who will earn a qualification spot for the 2008 Olympic Games that are being held Aug. 8-24 in Beijing, China. Countries competing include 2004 Olympic gold medal champion Argentina, the 2007 Pan America Games champion Brazil, Canada, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, host United States, Uruguay and Venezuela.
The USA will open play against Venezuela on Aug. 22 (8 p.m. PDT), followed by games against the U.S. Virgin Islands on Aug. 23 (8 p.m. PDT), Canada on Aug. 25 (12 p.m. PDT) and Brazil on Aug. 26 (3 p.m. PDT).” Via USA BASKETBALL
Kevin Durant and Nick Collison were cut from the squad.
USA Basketball just got a little more exciting for Pistons fans.
Thanks to Amanda and Tom (Team Need4Sheed) for the heads up..
Congrats Tay! Anyone know who got cut or did everyone who wasn’t gonna make it drop out before the final cuts?
Oh yea, congrats to Chauncey too but he was expected to make it.
not adding Tay would be team USA’s biggest mistake.
I know Durant got cut, but I don’t remember who else.
nick collision and kevin durant got cut.
awww tay never gave up .. im glad hes finally getting a chance.. team usa is better than the allstar team anywaysssss !
[but we still need to vote for him like crazy this year !]
i hope tay and chauncey will do a lot for team usa so they wont regret picking them!
congratulations to both of them ! :]
they deserve it
Prince truly deserved to make the roster. Every team full of stars still needs roll players. Guys like Prince and Bruce Bowen should ideally be on board.
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Congrats guys! You deserve it!
Go USA! Go Pistons!
ahhh!! yay!! Congrats to both!!
Oh how I miss those glowing balls. I can’t wait until the season starts.
How does one get inducted into “Team Need4Sheed”?
and do I get a decoder ring? 🙂
Im pissed, this means tay and chauncy will most likely be worn out durring the regular season. No one can play competitive ball year round and not loose motivation or stamina.
i agree with stephennn i miss those glowing balls ! i neeeeed to watch a pistons game veryyy soon or im gonna bust!
Sheed and Rip got snubbed!
Tay looks like an Amish dude. lol
I had no idea what you guys were talking about when you said “glowing balls.” It took me way too long to figure it out. I got it now. Glowing balls–sounds dirty, but it ain’t.
Congratulations to Chauncey and Ishmael…er, Tayshaun! haha
i agree. its a great honor to play for your country. But if you dont think chaunceys legs are gonna be a little tired come the beginning of the year, then you’re foolish. if not the beginning of the year then its bound to happen. his 30 yr old legs will hit a dead spot eventually. hopefully its just not that bad and are young ins can come in and be effective! they should have just sitten this year out and played when the Olympics are actually here.
Great job Tay but anyone who has ever watched you D up on any superstar (you were tired against Lebron in the ECFs it don’t count) would deem you the obvious pick for the defensive specialist. One good thing is that you don’t play dirty like Bruce Bowen or Artest
At least we got Hayes and Stuckey who both have something to prove next season. They could give Tay and Chauncey time to rest up for the playoffs.
Yeah!!! its me Jacqueline, I’m so happy that Tay made it on the team, it’s about time he got recognized for his talents, so hopefully next year, he will get his turn to be a all-star, I;m so proud of him and Chauncey,( my boo, lol), I know that they will demonstrate what teamwork is all about, regardless of all the big names that are joining them on the USA team, Go Chauncey and Tay and Good Luck USA!!!!
I’m super pumped for to watch Team USA. International compeitions are always better than the Alstar game because it’s actual competition and people play defence. Does anyone know what channel will be broadcasting these games?
Anyone see the news on Yahoo Sports, Former Timberwolf, Eddie Griffin died in a car accident.
Had to use his dental records to identify the body because it was so badly burned….
I am pretty sure the games start tomorrow (Aug 22) on ESPN Classic.
^what channel is that for the west bloomfield area??
actually ESPN2 is broadcasting at 1 AM
It’s on ESPN2 at 11PM EST