2007 FIBA Americas Gallery
January 1, 2007
Having already clinched a berth in the 2008 Olympics, Team USA was looking to take home FIBA gold when they faced Argentina on September 2.
Suns Head Coach and Team USA assistant Mike D'Antoni draws up a play for his squad of NBA superstars.
The win meant an undefeated run for the team in the tournament and earned them the gold medal.
The team will again look to capture gold next summer, when they take on the world in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Having already been eliminated from gold medal contention, Leandro Barbosa was still hoping his Brazilian team could take home the bronze in their contest against Puerto Rico.
Although LB managed to score 14, his team still came up short to Carlos Arroyo and Puerto Rico, 111-107.
The coaching staff looks on as a great all-around effort helps Team USA to a 135-91 victory.
STAT provides the icing on the cake as Team USA is now guaranteed a spot for the Olympic Games next summer.
Before that, however, they will still face Argentina looking to take home FIBA gold.
A short-handed Brazilian team meanwhile will look to play for the bronze medal in their contest on Sunday.
Leandro Barbosa and company will now look to bounce back from their loss to Argentina when they face Carlos Arroyo and Puerto Rico on Sunday.
Team USA was taking on another undefeated team when they faced Argentina on August 30.
Team USA will face off against Puerto Rico on Saturday, with a win guaranteeing them a berth in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Stoudemire was again dominant, finishing the contest with 19 points and seven rebounds.
Team USA was dominant as well, defeating Uruguay 118-79.
On August 29, Team USA was looking to clinch a spot in the semifinals with a victory over Puerto Rico.
Suns All-Star Amar
STAT also contributed on the defensive end of the floor and tallied eight rebounds and a steal.
Stoudemire was one of five USA players to reach double figures as the team remained perfect after a 117-78 victory.
Team USA congratulates one another on the victory as they are a step closer to clinching a berth in the 2008 Olympic Games.
On August 27, Team USA was wrapping up the preliminary round of the FIBA Americas Championship against Mexico.
As they had in each of their previous three contests, Team USA won big, 127-100.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire rises for the block against Brazil.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire takes it to the cup against Brazil.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire and Michael Redd give each a high-five.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire soars for the dunk against Brazil.
Brazil's Barbosa faced a lot of defensive pressure from Team USA.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire soars to the cup to against Canada.
Team USA and Canada exchange greetings before their game on Saturday.
Team USA celebrates after yet another victory.
Team USA's Amare Stoudemire shoots the floater over Canada.
Team USA looks on from the bench as they rout Canada.
Jerry Colangelo, Managing Director of USA Basketball, watches as Team USA cruises to victory.
Team USA's coaching staff studies the competition.
Brazil's Leandro Barbosa shoots the floater over the Virgin Islands.
Leandro Barbosa of Brazil swoops to the basket against the Virgin Islands.
Playing their second game in as many nights, Team USA took on the Virgin Islands on August 23.
The pre-game jams pay off as STAT jams it home for two of his 13 points.
Team USA celebrates their 123-59 victory and will now get themselves ready for Canada whom they will face on Saturday.
On August 22, the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship got underway in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Among those competing with Team USA was none other than Phoenix Suns All-Star Amar
STAT and his teammates are ready for their preliminary round game against Venezuela.
A spot in the Championship Game of the FIBA Championship would assure Team USA a place in the 2008 Olympic Games.
Coaching Stoudemire and Team USA are some of the nation's best, including Suns Head Coach Mike D'Antoni.
Stoudemire shows off his All-Star form as Team USA goes on to win, 112-69.
The media asks Stoudemire about his 16-point performance as well as the victory.
Also participating in the FIBA Americas Championship was 2007 Sixth Man of the Year and Phoenix Suns guard Leandro Barbosa.
Like Team USA, Barbosa and his Brazilian team was also victorious, defeating Canada 75-67.
The "Brazilian Blur" netted 11 points in the opening quarter, and finished the game with a game-high 30 overall.
Preparing for the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship, Team USA managed to squeeze in one final practice before the tournament got underway.
Phoenix Sun Amar
Team USA wraps up practice but their work is far from through.
Stoudemire signs a few autographs for Team USA fans in Vegas.
The tournament will help determine the two men’s teams from the Americas zone earning a qualification spot for the 2008 Olympics.
STAT and Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant talk strategy during a quick breather.
The star-filled roster also includes Denver's Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland's LeBron James and Orlando's Dwight Howard.
The Championship will be held Aug. 22-Sept. 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Suns Head Coach and USA assistant coach Mike D'Antoni is familiar with coaching his All-Star center.
The talented team prepares to call it a day.
The team exits a day of practice and is ready to start playing against international competition.
Last Wednesday, the USA Basketball men's team resumed their training in Las Vegas.
USA assistant coach Mike D'Antoni hopes to have his team ready for the FIBA Americas Championship set to take place later this month.
The team - which includes Lakers All-Star Kobe Bryant - will look to earn a qualification spot for the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing.
Although the Olympic Games are still a year away, preparation for Team USA has already begun.
Among those looking to compete in the 2008 Olympics is Phoenix Suns center Amar
Unable to participate this summer due to injury is another Phoenix All-Star Shawn Marion.
Both players will report to a familiar face in Team USA assistant coach Mike D'Antoni.
Managing Director of USA Basketball's Mens Senior Team Jerry Colangelo greets Sonics rookie Kevin Durant.
D'Antoni draws up a play for his incredibly talented roster.