words // Nick DePaula
When the opposing team's best and only NBA players include Al Horford and Francisco Garcia, and they shoot a combined 1-15 from the floor, chances are it's not going to be much of a competitive game against the best and brightest suiting up for the US Men's National Team.
Behind 24 points and 10 rebounds from Kevin Durant (in just 22 minutes), the US squad took care of business in their first exhbition outing with a 54-point win over the Dominican Republic. Yes, they won by 54 points. Things were competitive when the DR took a 4-2 lead early on, and then the game was entirely out of hand the rest of the way.
Check out what each player on the all-Nike Inc. team wore below in what turned out to be a modest tuneup as the USAB squad continues to prep for the road to London.
Chris Paul, Kevin Durant and Kobe probably all chatted pre-game about literally anything other than game strategy against the DR.
James Harden continued to wear his beloved Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Low, this time in a USAB PE colorway.
Tyson Chandler and Kevin Love, both wearing the Lunar Hyperdunk+.
Rounding out the thin trio of big men on the squad is Anthony Davis, who also wore the Lunar Hyperdunk+.
Andre Iguodala too in the Lunar Hyperdunk+.
Sorry if things are getting repetitive, but LeBron James also wore the Lunar Hyperdunk+. His at least include his logo along the tongue.
Chris Paul wore a PE colorway of his signature Jordan CP3.V.
Deron Williams also opted for the USAB Zoom Hyperdunk 2011 Low.
More shots of Kevin Love in the hugely-Swooshed-out Lunar Hyperdunk+.
Russell Westbrook headlines the Hyperfuse 2012 this summer and will be wearing this clean USAB version.
You can check for Kevin Durant's USAB Zoom KD IVs to hit July 28th for their usual $95.
And lastly, Kobe Bryant wore his own USAB Zoom Kobe VIIs.