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Links: John Wall starring again on NBA summer circuit

Doin' lotsa this during summer ball. Jump shots optional.
Doin' lotsa this during summer ball. Jump shots optional.

Monday cup o' joe lnks:

  • Wizards nuggets from TAI, including clips of John Wall showcasing his moves at Jamal Crawford's charity game (which actually went down June 30, but this is the first I've seen these highlights) plus a brilliant video featuring Baron Davis as Brian Davies, host of the Brian Davies Sports Report, and Wall as his either wonderfully deadpan or incredibly unenthusiastic guest. [Truth About It]
  • Ben Standig shakes his head at a report that Andray Blatche is considering the possibility of redeeming himself next season and earning an eight-figure salary (as in, $10 million or more) beginning in 2013-2014. [CSN Washington]
  • Nice story on Kevin Durant and his father, Wayne Pratt, who have rekindled their relationship after Pratt abandoned Durant's mother and his two sons when they were boys. [Washington Post]
  • With the quarterfinals upcoming, Team USA is looking to finish group play strong tonight against Argentina. [SI | ESPN]
  • The difference between Team USA's historic annihilation of Nigeria and its close call against Lithuania was in the team's ability to make three-point shots. Such proclivity for the long ball could cost the Americans if they don't find other ways to score efficiently. [SB Nation]
  • Brazil and Spain square off tonight in their final group play game, but would either or both teams consider tanking to avoid a potential matchup with Team USA until the gold medal game? [SB Nation | ESPN]
  • Kobe Bryant discusses the very real possibility of him plating his basketball swan song in Europe, where he grew up. [Yahoo! Sports]