USA Basketball to host family of fallen military at games

Since Team USA will unchain a squad of familiar National Basketball Association superstars to battle the Argentine warriors, fans can still expect a first class match-up since the opposing team will also field their own pro players. And if you think that's just a coincidence, you haven't been paying enough to the NBA's "sneaker wars".

Following on from Telstra's attempts to hijack the Olympics this week (over actual Australian Olympic Committee sponsor Optus) comes news out of the U.S. that Nike are trying something equally dodgy with its sponsorship of the United States men's basketball team.

Hoops fans will be able to log in to Facebook to watch all nine exhibition games played by the USA men and women's national basketball teams live - although the matches are just a warm-up for the Olympics action in Rio next month. The games will be streamed on the Facebook pages for USA Basketball and the NBA, and they may show up as promoted posts in your feed, too. On Facebook, the broadcast will be free.

NBA TV fear losing viewership for the up and coming Rio Olympics due to absence of rivals Stephen Curry and Lebron James from the lineup so the live streaming was pushed.

More news: Hillary Clinton Auditions Her VP Candidates

The Olympic games will not be streamed on Facebook but this may serve as a trial for future regular season games.

The NBA did announce a partnership with Twitter earlier this week to produce original video content for the platform, but this content does not include livestreaming of games.

Located on the west side of campus, The facility was the site of all swimming, diving and synchronized swimming competition as well as the swimming portion of the modern pentathlon during the Centennial Olympic Games in the summer of 1996.

Led by head coach Mike Krzyzewski, the 12-member 2016 USA Men's National Team roster comprises Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson. Helmed by UConn's Geno Auriemma's stacked squad features a slew of elite WNBA players, including Seimone Augustus, Sue Bird, Tamika Catchings, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles, Brittney Griner, Angel McCoughtry, Maya Moore, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi and Lindsay Whalen.

(Copyright © 2015. All Rights Reserved.)
 
Recommended

Mila Kunis is not a 'Bad' Mom
The conversation soon shifted, however, as Stern was interested to know more about how Kunis and Kutcher became a couple. Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher started dating in 2012 and welcomed their first child Wyatt Isabelle, in October 2014 .

Splash! Kevin Durant finalizes two-year deal with Warriors
It's not like I play the same position as him and we have to figure out how we're going to play together. I'm sure he wasn't happy about the decision but he respected it", Durant said.

Researchers map another 180 areas of the human brain
There is still so much we don't know about the brain and how it works. "We hope the map can evolve as the science progresses". One surprise was the rediscovery of a language-associated region called area 55b, which was first identified in 1956.

Unilever buys Venice-based Dollar Shave Club for reported $1 billion
Fortune reported on Tuesday evening that the company sold itself to Unilever plc (ADR ) (NYSE: UL) for as much as $ 1 billion . DSC couldn't be happier to have the world's most innovative and progressive consumer-product company in our corner.

Chiefs of 5 public colleges paid more than $1M, study finds
The average president of a private college earned an annual salary of $436,429 in 2013, up 5.6 percent from the year before. Michael Schill, the UO's latest president hired in 2015, is paid a base salary of $660,000.

LA provocateur builds a wall around Trump's Hollywood star
The miniature wall was adorned with "STOP MAKING STUPID PEOPLE FAMOUS" which is one of Plastic Jesus' signature piece. The artist is known for posting " No Trump Anytime " signs on street corners.

Michelle Obama Gets Her 'Freak On' During 'Carpool Karaoke' Segment
Obama rocked out to Beyonce's " Single Ladies ", discussed her Secret Service code name and was joined by rapper Missy Elliott. There have been some pretty outstanding moments during the brief history of James Corden's Carpool Karaoke series.

GOP nominates Trump, heaps criticism on Hillary Clinton
Trump was the first in a series of family members and friends who were taking the stage to vouch for the man they know. An FBI investigation said she was "extremely careless" but found her actions didn't warrant criminal prosecution.

CDC, Florida probing possible Zika case from Miami mosquito
The department also reiterated guidance to Florida residents on protecting themselves from mosquitoes that may carry the virus. Miami-Dade County has the most confirmed infections in Florida so far - 88, but all have been found to be travel-related.

Verizon emerges as front-runner in Yahoo auction
The deal will include Yahoo's core internet business, and doesn't include the Internet media company's patents at this stage. By 2008, Yahoo was fending off a contentious takeover bid from Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and struggling to define its mission.

Pokemon Go Helps Nintendo To Be Now Worth More Than Rival Sony
Nintendo shares are up more than 30% this year giving the company a market value of north of $25 billion. Reports claimed that the new controller will similar to the tablets available in the market.

No more VCRs, production stops on last-known production line
In an age of Netflix and YouTube, the humble video cassette recorder may feel like a distant relic. In the intervening years, VHS fought off Sony's Betamax and brought video into everyone's home.

Police monitoring Black Lives Matter protests in Nevada
Of the two officers who survived the shooting, one was hospitalised in critical condition, and the other was in a fair condition. Nelson feared the staffing shortage will only get worse in a few years when several officers become eligible for retirement.

EU, US to Turkey: No excuse to break democratic traditions
Thousands of people have been arrested since the coup attempt on Friday night by a group within the armed forces. While they have voiced concerns about Mr.

NextEra Energy and HEI Terminate Merger Agreement
David Ige issued a statement thanking the commission and stakeholders "for their participation in this historic process". This cost is factored into the overall savings projected for the LNG plant, said Hawaiian Electric in May.


More News

News
More News