July 17, 2012

USA Basketball Men’s and Women’s National Teams Defeat Brazil

USA Basketball's Men’s and Women’s National Teams cap off Nike World Basketball Festival 2012 Washington, D.C. visit with victories against Brazil.

Celebrating the pride and passion of the Washington, D.C. basketball community, the Nike World Basketball Festival 2012 continued in the nation’s capital. Behind LeBron James and his 30 points, the USA Basketball Men's National Team beat Brazil 80-69 on Monday night in an exhibition game in front of a sold-out crowd of 20,390. The USA Basketball Women’s National Team, behind Lindsay Whalen's 21 points, had defeated Brazil 99-67 earlier in the evening.

President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden attended the men's game, which was the team’s final exhibition game in the U.S. before they head abroad to play games in Manchester and Barcelona.

During the Nike World Basketball Festival 2012 members of USA Basketball's Men’s and Women’s National Teams competed and participated in youth skills clinics and community events throughout the world to celebrate the game of basketball. As part of USA Basketball's Hoops for Troops program, approximately 3,500 members of the military and their families attended Saturday's USA Basketball Men's National Team practice.