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Should NBA players play in all FIBA games, even continental qualifiers?

The best way for the international game to thrive is by allowing them to play in qualifiers, even if they happen during the middle of the season.

Winners and losers from the Olympics

Here’s our last piece on the Olympics before we head back to the Mystics’ season and the Wizards’ summer league.

Belgian basketball federation demands ouster of commentator

The Belgian women’s national team and their federation issued a statement on remarks made yesterday by Eddy Demarez of Sporza. Emma Meesseman also wrote a statement on behalf of the team.

2020 Olympics: Meesseman makes WBB tournament’s All-Star Five

The Washington Mystics forward should have won MVP too, in my not-so-humble opinion since she ranked in the Top 10 for every major statistical category!

2020 Olympics: USA WBB wins 90-75 win vs. Japan for gold medal

Brittney Griner scored 30 points for the Americans in the win. Washington Mystics center Tina Charles got her third gold medal in the win.

Belgian sportscaster suspended for homophobic and sexist insults at WBB team

The remarks were caught on Saturday, causing outrage among Belgian Cats fans.

2020 Olympics: Australia MBB, France WBB win bronze medals

The bronze medalists in the men’s and women’s tournaments are decided!

2020 Olympics: USA MBB wins fourth straight gold medal

The process was rough for the United States. But they ultimately reached the goal they had all along.

2020 Olympics: USA to meet Japan in women’s basketball gold medal game

The USA made easy work of Serbia while Japan continued their three-point rampage on another top FIBA Europe opponent.

2020 Olympics: USA and France to meet in men’s basketball gold medal game

The USA defeated Australia while France beat Slovenia at the last minute.

2020 Olympics: Team USA WBB to semis, Australia and Belgium eliminated

Team USA will face Serbia in the semifinals while Japan faces France.

2020 Olympics: Bonga and Germany lose in QFs to Slovenia

The USA will play Australia in the semifinals for a chance to get a guaranteed medal.

2020 Olympics: women’s basketball knockout stage set

Germany will face Slovenia in one of the matches which feature Washington Wizards guard Issac Bonga for the Germans. The United States will face Spain in another match.

2020 Olympics: USA, Opals win final group games but Belgium loses theirs

Let’s recap the final day of women’s basketball group stage games featuring Washington Mystics players.

2020 Olympics: men’s basketball knockout stage set for Tuesday

Germany will face Slovenia in one of the matches which feature Washington Wizards guard Issac Bonga for the Germans. The United States will face Spain in another match.

Recap: Hachimura’s run in Tokyo ends after Japan’s 97-77 loss to Argentina

The Japanese are officially out of the men’s basketball tournament in Tokyo.

2020 Olympics: Germany crushed by Boomers, USA flies to QFs

A basketball filled morning it has been!

Team USA beats Japan 86-69; A’ja Wilson scored 20

USA ALL THE WAY!!

2020 Olympics: Belgium WBB beats Puerto Rico 87-52 in group play

Emma Meesseman scored 26 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and dished 6 assists!

Hachimura’s big game not enough in 116-81 loss to Slovenia

Luka Doncic scored 24 points for the Slovenes in a matchup where the Japanese were just overmatched.

2020 Olympics: Germany gets 99-92 win over Nigeria

Issac Bonga scored 5 points while Moritz Wagner scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting for the Germans.

2020 Olympics: USA Basketball wins women’s 3x3 Gold Medal

Stefanie Dolson is bringing a Gold Medal home! Kara Lawson was also their coach and advisor!

2020 Olympics: USA blows out Iran 120-66 in group play

A win on Saturday against Czech Republic will give them a definite spot in the medal round.

2020 Olympics: Belgium WBB shakes up the world basketball order. AGAIN!

EMMA MEESSEMAN SCORED 32 POINTS DAMN IT! AND JULIE ALLEMAND HAD A DOUBLE DOUBLE!!

2020 Olympics: USA defeats Nigeria in first group stage game, 81-72

USA is in Group B along with Nigeria, Japan and France

2020 Olympics: Japan loses to Spain, 88-77

Rui Hachimura scored 20 points and Yuta Watanabe added 19 for the Japanese, but didn’t get much help elsewhere.

Recap: Bonga scores 13 points in Germany’s 92-82 loss to Italy

The Germans got cold in the fourth quarter giving the Italians their chance to win the game.

2020 Olympics: Check out the Wizards & Mystics at the opening ceremonies

Here are some photos from the opening ceremonies.

Our local teams will be well-represented in the Olympics

Check out when the American, Australian and Belgian women’s national teams, and also when the Japanese and German men’s national teams play.

Atkins is adjusting to Tokyo and role with Team USA

Atkins has learned that she’s a lot more adjustable than she thought she was.

2020 Olympics: A last minute cancellation is not off the table

There is a possibility that the Olympics this year may still be cancelled due to rising cases that are tied to the games.

Two more USAB players are in coronavirus protocols

Samuelson confirmed that she was fully vaccinated yet got the virus anyway. LaVine also entered protocols and couldn’t travel with the team to Tokyo. But he could arrive in Tokyo later this week. The good news though is that Grant has cleared protocol!