The United States men’s basketball team is ready to begin its quest towards gold at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto.
Although the Americans have long been a dominant force at major international competitions, they haven’t won gold at the Pan Am Games since 1983, when the team featured some guys named Michael Jordan, Mark Price and Sam Perkins. At that point, the USA had won eight of nine gold medals in Pan Am Games history.
But as they began sending less premier talent, the titles stopped coming. Brazil won in ’99, ’03 and ’07, while Puerto Rico was crowned champs last tournament.
This year’s squad features an intriguing mix of experience and youth. Guys like the Sacramento Kings’ Ryan Hollins and former NBA player Damien Wilkins provide veteran leadership, but the ones to watch are current collegiate stars such as Maryland’s Melo Trimble, Wichita State’s Ron Baker and Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon.
Coached by Gonzaga’s Mark Few, the United States begins their Pan Am Games campaign against Venezuela Tuesday night. Here’s everything you need to know to watch:
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 9 p.m. ET
TV: ESPN2, CBC
Live Stream: Read ahead to learn how to watch for free online and on mobile
Watch United States Pan Am Men’s Basketball vs. Venezuela Online
United States vs. Venezuela will be streamed live online on ESPN3, with coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET. Unlike WatchESPN, which requires an active cable subscription, all users with an internet service provider can watch ESPN3 live online. Here’s all the information you need to know about WatchESPN and ESPN3.
Viewers in Canada can watch the game live online at Panam.cbc.ca. Coverage begins at 9 p.m. ET.
Watch United States Pan Am Men’s Basketball vs. Venezuela on Mobile
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