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A Perfect August Afternoon...For Basketball

With the Dodgers and Angels straddling the equator of baseball, the .500 mark, both well out of contention, I can’t blame anyone for moving on to other sports. College football starts later this month, and hockey and basketball will be close behind.

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But today, August 21, you can watch basketball, as Team USA battles Lithuania in a tuneup for the World Championships called the “Global Community Cup,” today at noon. Tune into ESPN, and you can watch local talents Lamar Odom of the Lakers, Eric Gordon of the Clippers, as well as ex-Bruins Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook.

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You can follow discussion about the game on SB Nation’s Lakers blog, Silver Screen and Roll.