Introducing 2008 USA Men’s Basetball Team

By - June 30th, 2008

A very special event took place this morning at the famed Rockefeller Center Ice Rink as http://usabasketball.com” target=”_blank”>USA Basketball unveiled its 2008 Men’s National Team for the upcoming http://beijing2008.cn” target=”_blank”>Summer Olympics in Beijing. Part fan appreciation and part prep rally, the http://nike.com” target=”_blank”>Nike sponsored introduction, hosted by TV personality Kevin Frazier with music by DJ Clark Kent, saw a wide range of entertainments from b-boys to Olympic team quiz. The event also introduced the new uniforms for both Men’s and Women’s teams, crafted from the new Nike Swift System of Dress, in which there is a 31% weight reduction compared to previous uniforms. Some team members will also be wearing the new Nike Hyperdunk in USA colorways. The footwear will be made available to the general consumers on July 26th.The roster for the 2008 USA Men’s Basketball Team for the Summer Olympics in Beijing are:

#15 Carmelo Anthony – Forward (Denver Nuggets)
# 4 Carlos Boozer – Forward (Utah Jazz)
#12 Chris Bosh – Forward (Toronto Raptors)
#10 Kobe Bryant – Guard (Los Angeles Lakers)
#11 Dwight Howard – Center (Orlando Magic)
# 6 LeBron James – Forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
# 5 Jason Kidd – Guard (Dallas Mavericks)
#13 Chris Paul – Guard (New Orleans Hornets)
#14 Tayshaun Prince – Forward (Detroit Pistons)
# 8 Michael Redd – Guard (Milwaukee Bucks)
# 9 Dwyane Wade – Guard (Miami Heat)
# 7 Deron Williams – Guard (Utah Jazz)

The head coach this year will be http://duke.edu” target=”_blank”>Duke University‘s Hall of Fame Mike Krzyzewski, who along with the 12 players, are looking to take back the Olympic Gold Medal after a humbling 3rd place finish at the Athens Olympics in 2004. Look forward to the team’s first game on August 10th when it goes head to head with host country China at the Wukesong Stadium in Beijing.

http://usabasketball.com” target=”_blank”>> USA Basketball
http://beijing2008.cn” target=”_blank”>> Beijing 2008 Summer Olympic Games
http://nike.com” target=”_blank”>> Nike

More photos after the jump…

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

Introducing 2008 USA Mens Basetball Team

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