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Links: John Wall to participate in President Obama fundraiser alongside Michael Jordan

Hey POTUS, catch!
Hey POTUS, catch!

Wednesday links:

  • John Wall will be among quite a roster of current and past NBA stars suit up for President Obama's reelection campaign at an Aug. 22 fundraiser in New York. [Wizards Insider | SB Nation | Yahoo! Sports]
  • Wall sat down with Jim Rome to chat about his offseason, Team USA, playoffs and turning things around in D.C. [CBSSports]
  • Is this a make-or-break season for John Wall? [ESPN]
  • Sad story: former Washington Bullets center Dan Roundfield drowned while trying to help his wife back to shore off the coast of Aruba. [Us | Ted's Take | CSN Washington | Atlanta Journal-Constitution | ProBasketballTalk]
  • Bullets/Wizards Alumni Association Executive Director Bob Dandridge released a statement following news of Roundfield's death. []
  • The Wizards finish middle-of-the-pack in David Aldridge's offseason grades. []
  • Randy Wittman is pulling for Nene and Kevin Seraphin to medal with Brazil and France, respectively, but he isn't looking for them to win the gold. []
  • Serena Williams danced after winning her gold medal Saturday. Colin Cowherd decided that was a good reason to again bash John Wall for dancing before his first home game as a rookie nearly two years ago. Clearly we're dealing with a rational mind here, folks. [D.C. Sports Bog]
  • Today is chock full of Olympic basketball. Mike makes his quarterfinal picks.
  • Follow along with today's Olympic basketball action with SB Nation's StoryStream.
  • Marc Stein previews today's games and Kevin Arnovitz picks his top 10 players from group play.
  • Tomzilla ranks the final eight Olympic men's basketball teams and wonders why some are tired of seeing Team USA dominate its international opponents.
  • Ziller also continues his argument to expand the Olympic field. [SB Nation]
  • Russia and Lithuania are none too pleased with the NBA's push to make Olympic men's basketball an under-23 tournament. [Yahoo! Sports]
  • Chris Paul is working hard to win a gold medal with Team USA, but his wife, Jada, has an even tougher task ahead of her -- holding on to the couple's second child, due Aug. 16, long enough for Paul to return home in time for the delivery. [SI]
  • Steve Perrin presents Australia's Patty Mills as an example of an international star and NBA scrub. [SB Nation]
  • Zach Lowe on seven NBA teams that have had interesting offseasons. [The Point Forward]
  • Are the Hawks an option for Dwight Howard? [HOOPSWORLD]