Basketball

7:00pm Thursday 19 July on BBC THREE

Rishi Persad presents live coverage from Manchester Arena as Great Britain’s men’s basketball team gears up for the Olympics by facing the world’s best side, 2008 gold medallists the United States.

The game offers fans the chance to watch some of the biggest names in the NBA, with LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard all part of the USA’s Olympic set-up.

But the home team has NBA pedigree of its own in the shape of Chicago Bulls star Luol Deng.

Commentary comes from Mike Carlson and John Amaechi.

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