As expected, Kings third year center DeMarcus Cousins came up short for an Olympic bid when the team was announced this evening. Cousins was a member of the Select Team, but due to injuries to NBA big men LaMarcus Aldridge, Chris Bosh and Andrew Bynum, there was small glimmer of hope that he could still be added to the team that will fight for gold in London this summer. Team USA will enter the tournament with only one center, Tyson Chandler of the New York Knicks. The Clippers Blake Griffin and Kevin Love of the Minnesota Timberwolves are the only true power forwards on the roster, but LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony will probably see time in the post as well. "We feel our pool is deep," Coach Mike Kzyzewski said during the live announcement show this afternoon on NBATV. "The guys in the pool have equity. Most of them have been either Olympic Champions or World Champions and we're just going to adjust the style of play to try to counter-act the bigness of a couple of the international teams that we have to face." ... More
Following up on our post from earlier today, Think Big Sacramento and Mayor Kevin Johnson have released a statement regarding the decision to move on from the entertainment and sports complex in the Sacramento Railyards.
Click below to read the statement in its entirety.