Jimmy Butler accepts invite to play for USA in Olympics

According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, Jimmy Butler has accepted an offer to represent Team USA at 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Butler, who has expressed his desire to play for the U.S. in the Olympics, recently affirmed that last week when he spoke with The Ringer’s Bill Simmons during an episode of The…

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Spain advances to EuroBasket final, qualifies for 2016 Olympics

(Photo courtesy of EuroBasket)   Four of Pau Gasol’s 40 points came off two overtime dunks that sealed Spain’s 80-75 victory over France. The semifinal win sends Spain to the championship game of EuroBasket and earned them a spot at the 2016 Rio Olympics.   Spain held the lead for the entirety of the first…

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