Team USA had a great showing in the 2012 London Olympics, winning the gold medal in both men's and women's basketball.
FilmRoomTV has interviewed some of the biggest names from those teams to dig into their past and find out how they can help you as you progress in your basketball career. From Kevin Durant to Blake Griffin to Deron Williams and Tamika Catchings, all of the sport's biggest stars are here to share their wisdom with you.
Kevin Durant was always the tallest on his youth teams, but he didn't always play in the post. In this episode, Durant explains how a coach thinking of the big picture helped make Durant the all-around superstar he is.
Deron Williams is one of the top point guards in basketball, and he explains in this video how he developed an uncanny feel for the game.
How does your pregame routine compare to Team USA? Get a step-by-step look at how—and why—the national team warms up the way they do.
The theory is that a player can be a master of the game with 10,000 hours of practice. Former iHoops First Team member Kyrie Irving discusses that idea and estimates how much time he's worked at basketball since his high school days.
The U.S. Women won the gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. Team member Tamika Catchings talks about the mindset it takes to get the most out your time playing in pickup games.
Blake Griffin spent several years as a kid playing point guard for an older team. In this video, he explains how that experience continues to help him today.
In this video, Andre Iguodala goes through all the things he did to get to the top of the sport—from finding mentors to constructing a rigid workout schedule—and explaining how they helped him succeed.
In this video, up-and-coming star John Wall describes the work he put in as a teenager—and what he may have done differently if given a do-over.
In this video, Kevin Durant talks about the confidence that free-throw shooting gives him—and how it translates to the rest of his scoring.
Anthony Davis led Kentucky to a national championship in part because of the mismatches he created. In this video, Davis offers his tips for post players looking for an edge down low.
Once upon a time, Deron Williams was a rookie point guard in the NBA, and he admitted he struggled playing with guys "who have been here nine, 10 years. How do I come in and just start barking orders?" Here's how he worked through it.
James Harden has been a sixth man and a star player. Here's how he adjusted to either role--and how you can too.
One of women's basketball best talents spent a lot of time working on basketball all by herself. How much? She gives insight here.
Kevin Love explains how his shooting ability opens up the entire floor for his teammates--and ignores the stereotype of a post player in the process.
Kyrie Irving discusses all aspects of great point guard play--not just choosing which teammates to distribute to, but also knowing when to keep the ball and take over the game yourself.
Due to slow development, injuries and roster makeup, Tyson Chandler's career has been a roller coaster. Here's how was he able to keep his emotions in check.
Whether it's by opposing fans, teammates or even the media, not everyone is going to think the world of your basketball abilities. How do you handle that? Here's what Russell Westbrook does.
Kevin Durant played on some bad teams when he first entered the NBA, but the superstar wouldn't change anything. Here's why.
Not everyone joins a winning program. If your team has a history of struggling, what can one player do to create a winning culture?
Anthony Davis explains how his talented college team at Kentucky focused on the process rather than the results, thinking that the former would lead to the latter. Did it work?
Kyrie Irving explains why basketball should be something you work hard at--but not something you sacrifice your entire life for.
Games and organized practices are one thing, but it's also important to work on basketball by yourself. Here's how Kevin Durant does it.