NBA new boy Freeland on facing USA
- From the section Olympics
Great Britain's Joel Freeland is "excited" by the prospect of playing in the NBA for the Portland Trail Blazers and aims to help the exposure of British basketball.
The 25-year-old says he expects to have to "earn respect" from the game's global star players like Kobe Bryant and LeBron James.
Freeland believes Team GB's Olympic warm-up against the USA is potentially a "life-changing game" for many of his GB team-mates.