Basketball Video Tips From USA Basketball

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.

To learn more about the teams, visit the USA Basketball website. To see more instructional basketball videos, visit FilmRoomTV.com.

Kevin Durant

Why Youth Players Should Play Every Position

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.

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Coach K

Point Guard Tips From Deron Williams

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.

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Team USA

Team USA's Pregame Warmup Routine

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.

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Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving and the 10,000-Hour Theory

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.

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Tamika Catchings

How to Improve Through Pickup Games

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.

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Blake Griffin

Blake Griffin Talks Passing in the Post

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.

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Iguodala

What Does It Take to Reach the NBA?

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.

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Brad Stevens

How John Wall Divides His Training Time

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.

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Durant

Kevin Durant and the Importance of Free Throws

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.

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Anthony Davis

How Anthony Davis Creates Mismatches

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.

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Deron Williams

How to Earn the Respect of Older Teammates

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.

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Harden

How to Embrace Your Role

James Harden has been a sixth man and a star player. Here's how he adjusted to either role--and how you can too.

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Deron Williams

How Candace Parker Divides Her Training Time

One of women's basketball best talents spent a lot of time working on basketball all by herself. How much? She gives insight here.

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Kevin Love

The Importance of Post Players Who Can Shoot

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.

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Irving

How to What Makes a Great Point Guard

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.

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Chandler

How to Choose the Right Goals

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.

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Westbrook

How to Deal With Outside Criticism

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.

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Durant

What Kevin Durant Learned From Losing

Kevin Durant played on some bad teams when he first entered the NBA, but the superstar wouldn't change anything. Here's why.

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Maya Moore

How to Create a Winning Culture

Not everyone joins a winning program. If your team has a history of struggling, what can one player do to create a winning culture?

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Anthony Davis

The Process Vs. the Results

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?

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Irving

Should Basketball Be Your Life?

Kyrie Irving explains why basketball should be something you work hard at--but not something you sacrifice your entire life for.

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Durant

Why Individual Work is So Important

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.

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