How to live stream the Olympic Basketball with a VPN

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How to live stream the Olympic Basketball with a VPN

Stream Olympic basketball games online with a VPN

With a VPN, you can watch Olympic basketball live streams for free using services from around the globe. Whether you’re following a particular country’s quest for Olympic glory, or you simply have a favorite broadcaster, there are a number of completely cost-free streams. Below you’ll find a number of the best options to watch the games.

How to watch Olympic basketball 2021 live streams for free

Streaming your preferred Olympic basketball broadcast only takes a few simple steps.

1. Get ExpressVPN and download it on your device.
2. Fire up the ExpressVPN browser extension for Chrome, Firefox or Edge.
3. Connect to a server location that matches the broadcaster you’re hoping to watch. For example, if you’d like to see an American broadcast, connect to a server in the U.S. like New York or Seattle.
4. Check the schedule of the broadcaster you’d like to use, like NBC or 7plus, and find the game you want to watch.
5. Tune in and enjoy!

Live stream Olympic basketball for free in the U.S.: Locast.org

Locast is a not-for-profit service that gives you access to local television streams from a variety of markets around the United States. It’s the best way to access NBC for free, but you’re limited to just NBC’s main channel without NBCSN, USA Network, or CNBC.

Learn more about watching Locast with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to tap into your local Olympics coverage.

Live stream Olympic basketball for free in Australia: 7plus

7plus is a comprehensive streaming option for a variety of Olympic events, with an intuitive interface and an entire tab of its website dedicated to Olympic coverage. It’s completely free and you can use it to watch basketball and your other favorite events.

Learn more about watching 7plus with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in Australia? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to tap into your local Olympics coverage.

Stream Olympics basketball on services with free trials

Watching basketball at the Olympics could be the perfect risk-free opportunity to try out new streaming services that appeal to you. Below are ways to stream using free trials.

Watch the games on Peacock TV (U.S.)

At 5 USD/month, Peacock Premium is one of the most affordable streaming services available, and it comes in handy during the Olympics because of the broadcasting rights NBC holds. It’s an especially good option if you’re interested in the TV shows and movies that come packaged with the service. Try it with a seven-day free trial.

Learn more about watching Peacock Premium with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to watch American Olympic coverage.

Get live streams on Sling TV Blue (U.S.)

Starting at just 10 USD/month for the first month, Sling TV offers all channels for watching the Summer Olympics in the U.S., allowing you to catch the Olympic basketball games. The price does increase to 35 USD/month after that, but it’s still a reasonable rate for a TV substitute built for cord cutters and it offers a seven-day free trial.

Learn more about watching Sling TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to watch NBC’s coverage of the Tokyo Olympics.

Watch the games live on YouTube TV (U.S.)

YouTube TV is a similar product to Sling TV, but it offers significantly more channels, as well as strong DVR functionality. If you’re looking for a TV substitute that you can use through the Olympics and beyond, it’s a solid option—and it comes with a five-day free trial.

Learn more about watching YouTube TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to watch American Olympic broadcasters.

Stream 2021 Olympics basketball live on Hulu+Live TV (U.S.)

Hulu+Live TV is another premium cord-cutting product at the same price point as YouTube TV. It comes with a longer seven-day free trial, but will only accept American credit cards and PayPal.

Learn more about watching Hulu+Live TV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to watch the NBC broadcast.

Stream the games live on fuboTV (U.S.)

While fuboTV doesn’t differentiate itself from YouTube TV or Hulu+Live TV on price, it has the advantage of providing channels carrying the Olympics with Spanish-language commentary.

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

Want it on the big screen? Learn about all the ways to get ExpressVPN on your TV.

Not in the United States? Use a VPN if you’re away from home, in order to watch the American broadcast.

2021 Olympic basketball dates

The primary basketball tournament will be held between July 25 and August 8, 2021. The 3X3 competition runs between July 24 and July 28. Check the full Olympic schedule for details about the events.

Who’s on the Team USA roster?

Although the United States has a massive talent pool to pick from, its Olympic teams tend to have plenty of notable absences making for a mishmash of superstars and quality players willing to forgo offseason rest in order to represent their country.

Here’s this year’s roster:

Bam Adebayo, F, Miami Heat

The Heat forward Defensive Player of the Year candidate who continues to grow on the other end of the floor. He’s probably the best interior defender on this squad, and won’t be asked to carry too much of the scoring load. Adebayo is also a strong rebounder on a team that could be better in that area.

Keldon Johnson, F, San Antonio Spurs

Although Johnson isn’t as big a name as many of his teammates, the 21-year-old is a good athlete who can guard multiple positions and make a varied offensive contribution. On this team he won’t be asked to take many shots, but he could thrive in a limited role amongst this team of superstars.

Devin Booker, G, Phoenix Suns

A run to the NBA Finals has Booker’s stock at an all-time high, but it will be interesting to see how he fits on this squad. The 24-year-old is used to being a primary option, and his fit as more of a role player is a touch unclear.

Kevin Durant, F, Brooklyn Nets

There’s an argument to be made that Durant is the best player on the planet at the moment, and he certainly looked worthy of that title at times when he carried an injury-ridden Brooklyn Nets team to the brink of a series win over the Bucks. He won’t need to score 30 to 40 points per game for this team, but when they need a big bucket he’ll probably be the first choice to take the shot.

Jerami Grant, F, Detroit Pistons

A year ago no one would have considered Grant a candidate for a spot on this team, but his breakout season with the Pistons has opened some eyes. His efficiency can wane when his usage gets ratcheted up, but that shouldn’t be a problem playing with this star-studded group.

Draymond Green, F, Golden State Warriors

As long as Green isn’t asked to shoot much, he’s able to excel in every other area of the game. The veteran is perfectly-equipped to do the dirty work for a squad like this while his teammates put up points and take the credit.

Jrue Holiday, G, Milwaukee Bucks

Like Green, Holiday isn’t on this team to score—though he did lead the team with 18 points in its opening loss to France. He’ll be asked to smother other team’s best perimeter scorers, which is something he excels at. Anything he does on offense will be a bonus.

Zach LaVine, G, Chicago Bulls

This is the fourth consecutive season that LaVine has improved his scoring average and three-point efficiency—allowing him to become one of the NBA’s most dangerous outside threats. He can do a lot of damage for this team as a spot-up shooter while showing off his athleticism on opportunistic drives to the basket.

Damian Lillard, G, Portland Trail Blazers

With world-class range and a knack for making clutch shots, Lillard is one of the most dangerous players in the game. He’s probably this group’s second-best offensive threat behind Durant and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the ball in his hands in crucial moments.

JeVale McGee, C, Denver Nuggets

It’s surprising to see McGee show up on this team considering the limited minutes he logs in the NBA, but this squad had a dire need for a rim protector, and the veteran is still an intimidating shot blocker. His minutes could depend on whether Team USA has an opponent with a dominant big man capable of putting up big numbers in the paint. Fun fact: McGee’s mother, Pamela, was an Olympian herself, winning a gold medal in basketball at the 1984 summer games.

Khris Middleton, F, Milwaukee Bucks

When it comes to mid-range scoring Middleton is one of the most dangerous players in the NBA, and because of that he gives this team another look offensively. The Bucks star is also capable of functioning as a spot-up shooter from downtown — a role he could play effectively for Team USA.

Jayson Tatum, F, Boston Celtics

With a combination of elite athleticism and top-notch shotmaking, there isn’t a lot Tatum is incapable of on a basketball court. He’s used to being the top option for the Boston Celtics, but he’ll have to take on a smaller role on this squad.

Who is the biggest threat to the USA?

From a pure talent perspective, there isn’t a team capable of matching the Americans, but that doesn’t mean they won’t face meaningful resistance.

Slovenia is arguably the biggest threat simply due to the presence of Luka Dončić, who’s shown that he’s capable of single-handedly stealing games at the highest level. Teams with more credible depth include France (led by Rudy Gobert), Australia (a team with eight NBA players on its roster) and Spain.

The decline of the Gasol brothers has made the Spanish significantly less fierce, but the Hernangomez brothers (Juancho and Willy) are doing their best to fill the void, and Ricky Rubio is capable of competently facilitating an offense. All of these teams are medal threats, but it would be surprising to see any of them topple Team USA.

Olympic basketball teams

Men’s tournament

  • Japan
  • Argentina
  • Czech Republic
  • Australia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Iran
  • Italy
  • Nigeria
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • USA

Women’s tournament

  • Japan
  • Australia
  • Belgium
  • Canada
  • China
  • France
  • Korea
  • Nigeria
  • Puerto Rico
  • Serbia
  • Spain
  • USA

Olympic basketball winners by year

YearGold Medal Silver Medal Bronze Medal
1936USACanadaMexico
1948USAFranceBrazil
1952USASoviet UnionUruguay
1960USASoviet UnionBrazil
1964USASoviet UnionBrazil
1968USAYugoslaviaSoviet Union
1972Soviet UnionUSACuba
1976USAYugoslaviaSoviet Union
1980YugoslaviaItalySoviet Union
1984USASpainYugoslavia
1988Soviet UnionYugoslaviaUSA
1992USACroatiaLithuania
1996USAYugoslaviaLithuania
2000USAFranceLithuania
2004ArgentinaItalyUSA
2008USASpainArgentina
2012USASpainRussia
2016USASerbiaSpain

Olympic basketball schedule 2021

Below is a complete schedule for men’s and women’s competition, game involving Team USA are in bold.

Men’s tournament

DateTime (ET)Teams
August 610:30 p.m.Gold Medal game: USA vs. France
August 77:00 a.m.Bronze Medal game: Slovenia vs. Australia

Women’s tournament

DateTime (ET)Teams
August 73:00 a.m.Bronze Medal game: Serbia vs. France
August 710:30 p.m.Gold Medal game: USA vs. Japan

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