It is finally my most anticipated time when it comes to basketball. No its not the playoffs, even though you and I know that we, the Miami Heat!, are gonna hurt a lot of peoples feelings when we rush them. What I am referring to is USA Olympic basketball. It is the competition where we, the United States of America, can show the world who really runs shit when it comes to basketball. As you may know, the Olympics are an event held every four years for centuries.
Although the final roster has not been set, there is already a preliminary list of players that must qualify. The shoes featured this year are the forever classic Nike Air Force 1 High, the Nike Zoom Huarache 2k4 (a shoe most notable for being used by Kobe Bryant in 2004), and to commemorate the past champions, the Nike Air Force 180 (for Charles Barkley), Nike Shox BB4 (for Vince Carter), and the Nike Air More Uptempo (for Scottie Pippen).
There are 20 players for a 12 man roster. Here’s the list and the kicks. Check out the 20 players below. Peep game..
LaMarcus Aldridge (Portland Trail Blazers)
Carmelo Anthony (New York Knicks)
Chauncey Billups (Los Angeles Clippers)
Chris Bosh (Miami Heat)
Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
Tyson Chandler (New York Knicks)
Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Rudy Gay (Memphis Grizzlies)
Eric Gordon (New Orleans Hornets)
Blake Griffin (Los Angeles Clippers)
Dwight Howard (Orlando Magic)
Andre Iguodala (Philadelphia 76ers)
LeBron James (Miami Heat)
Kevin Love(Minnesota Timberwolves)
Lamar Odom (Dallas Mavericks)
Chris Paul (Los Angeles Clippers)
Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
Dwyane Wade (Miami Heat)
Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
Deron Williams (New Jersey Nets)