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Davis could add to Chicago's Olympic legacy


Davis could add to Chicago's Olympic legacy

By Danny Moran
CSNChicago.comChicago's rich Olympic basketball history may soon become even richer.Reports have Anthony Davis replacing Blake Griffin on USA national team after Griffin twisted his left left knee during a Team USA practice in Las vegas on Wednesday. Griffin is expected to undergo an MRI in Los Angeles.Were Davis to be selected to selected to replace Griffin on Team USA, he would add to the list Chicago area players to play in the Olympics. A Chicago native has been on the USA basketball roster in the last three Olympics (Tim Hardaway, Shawn Marion and Dwyane Wade) and in nine of the 16 Team USA appearances all-time. Davis would be the first Chicagoland native to play on the team before starting his NBA career since Hersey Hawkins in 1988.Derrick Rose would have been a virtual lock for the team but is, of course, unable to play as he rehabs from a torn ACL in his left knee.Davis, the No. 1 pick of the 2012 NBA Draft, was a part of Team USA's workouts over the summer but did not make the squad's final cut. He sprained his ankle during a workout with his new team, the New Orleans Hornets, before attempting to make the USA roster but the injury was not as serious as initally reported.Team USA's other big manoptions, Dwight Howard, LaMarcus Aldridge and Chris Bosh, are all out of the question with injuries.The 19-year-old Davis's frontcourt presence would add defensive depth to the team, which already has reigning NBA Defensive Player of the Year Tyson Chandler.Davis set the NCAA freshman block record with 186 last season at Kentucky and broke the SEC single-season blocks record, previously held by Shaquille O'Neal.

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites Football Roundup Week 9

High School Lites is back with an exciting Week 9 full of thrilling matchups. NBC Sports Chicago has the highlights of some of the top matchups from Friday's games.

Be sure to follow us on Twitter @NBCSPREPS for all of the latest IHSA football scores and highlights.

DRIVE: Batavia (episode 9)

TEAM OF THE WEEK: Oak Forest football

VIEWERS' CHOICE GAMES OF THE WEEK: Fremd runs past Schaumburg

WINTRUST ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Notre Dame running back Ty Gavin


(1) Lincoln-Way East 31, (16) Bolingbrook 0

(2) Batavia 24, Wheaton North 13

(3) Brother Rice 31, (17) Montini 0

(4) Marist 24, Benet 7

(6) Homewood-Flossmoor 56, Sandburg 0

(7) Cary-Grove 55, (15) Naperville Central 41

(9) Nazareth Academy 42, Marian Catholic 6

(10) Maine South 48, Niles West 6

(11) Oswego 22, Plainfield South 15

(12) Richards 41, Eisenhower 6

(13) Phillips 41, Raby 0

(14) Willowbrook 42, Downers South 20

(18) Oak Park-River Forest 48, Lyons 0

(19) Warren 43, Mundelein 7

(20) Glenbard West 35, Proviso West 6

(21) Hillcrest 43, Bremen 6

Joliet Catholic 33, (22) Notre Dame 17

(23) Hinsdale Central 21, Hinsdale South 12

(24) Rolling Meadows 34, Buffalo Grove 7

Wheaton Warrenville South 13, (25) St. Charles North 11


Payton 43, Kenwood 42

Coal City 43, Lisle 14

Huntley 55, Dundee-Crown 12

Perspectives 32, Solorio 16


Fenwick vs. (5) Mount Carmel 

(8) Simeon vs. Curie

SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?


SportsTalk Live Podcast: Can the Bears pull off an upset at home against Tom Brady and the Patriots?

Chris Emma, Matt Zahn and Gabe Ramirez join David Kaplan on the panel.

0:00- NBC Sports National NBA Insider Tom Haberstroh joins the panel to discuss the Bulls’ terrible defensive performance as well as Zach LaVine’s impressive season debut.

11:35- Khalil Mack is listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against the Patriots. Can the Bears pull off the upset against Tom Brady?

23:50- NBC Sports Boston Patriots insider Tom E. Curran joins Kap to talk about how New England views the Bears and discuss how Matt Nagy’s team can exploit the Patriots’ weaknesses.

Listen to the full episode at this link or in the embedded player below.