King James Shows His Appreciation For The Father Of Basketball
Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:
December 1 marked the anniversary of the day Dr. James Naismith created the game of basketball in 1891, so it was nice to see Naismith honored on Instagram by superstar LeBron James, who has won four gold medals with USA Basketball, including a pair of Olympic golds.
After winning gold in October with the USA Women’s National Team at the 2014 FIBA World Championship, Nnemkadi Ogwumike is playing for Russia’s Dynamo Kursk of the EuroLeague. Earning Player of the Week honors got her a shout-out here from her sister, Chiney, also a USA Basketball veteran. Why doesn’t Chiney want Nneka to thrive against Schio? Because that’s her EuroLeague team, of course.
EuroLeague POW... Again! Go @Nnemkadi30! (Obviously unless you're playing Schio!) 😜— Chiney Ogwumike (@Chiney321) November 30, 2014
Happy Thanksgiving from USA Men’s World Cup gold medalist DeMarcus Cousins, who brings new meaning to the term “shake a leg.”
Morning and happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers! pic.twitter.com/rWoMmzBze2— DeMarcus Cousins (@boogiecousins) November 27, 2014