Thunder's James Harden "Overwhelmed" To Be An Olympian

WASHINGTON D.C. -- SB Nation Arizona's Jose Romero caught up with former Arizona State-current Oklahoma City Thunder star James Harden after the USA Olympic basketball team finished a practice in front of hundreds of military personnel and their families Saturday at the D.C. Armory in the nation's capital.

Harden talked about what ASU basketball did for him, and about his experience with this team of NBA stars that is soon to head to London for the 2012 Olympics, where it is favored to win the gold medal. The Americans are in D.C. for Nike's World Basketball Festival, plus an exhibition game against Brazil Monday night.


Harden is one of the 3-point marksmen on the U.S. team. He hit a couple of big shots in practice and in the team's scrimmage Saturday. He also teamed up with a U.S. soldier in a shooting contest in which the highest-scoring tandem of seven pairs of players and servicemen won.

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