World Cup Experience Contributed To Curry's Hot Start This Season
Check out some of the people and organizations USA Basketball is following with this week’s USA Basketball Social Media Roundup:
Why is Stephen Curry playing so well this season for the Golden State Warriors? In this interview with NBA TV’s Ahmad Rashad, Curry credits his time with USA Basketball this summer. Curry was able to stay sharp and work on his game while helping the U.S. Men’s National Team capture gold at the 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup. Curry tackles that and other subjects here.
.@Warriors Stephen Curry talks with Ahmad Rashad about his rise to stardom & MVP-level season: http://t.co/zmARO78ACI pic.twitter.com/uQ4xCcCmW4— NBA.com (@NBAcom) December 20, 2014
John Wall of the Washington Wizards, who took part in the 2014 U.S. Men’s National Team training camp in July, gets in the Christmas spirit as he helps some kids in the D.C. area stock up on toys.
'@JohnWall letting the kids pick out their toys #NBACares #WizCares #2Squad https://t.co/ANASO28JLs— Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) December 20, 2014
The WNBA’s San Antonio Stars have been keeping tabs on one of their own and offered this shout-out to Kayla McBride, who has been playing outstanding basketball for Hungary’s UE Sopron in the EuroCup. McBride, entering her second season in the WNBA, was a member of the 2014 USA Basketball Women’s World Championship team training camp roster.
.@kaymac_2123 helped lead Sopron to a 10 point win in Hungary yesterday after scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds.— San Antonio Stars (@SAStars) December 22, 2014
While Kentucky head coach John Calipari is currently presiding over the No. 1-ranked team in college basketball, that doesn’t keep him from taking time to support a few former Kentucky players. And some of the former Wildcats he’s pushing here for the NBA All-Star Game also happen to be members of USA Basketball.
#BBN, we've got a lot of guys who deserve to go to this year's NBA All-Star Game. Vote at http://t.co/6Bq93rsegf. pic.twitter.com/gAkMqot3Rj— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) December 22, 2014