The five spot

From the editorial board


Five things to watch (or not) at the Summer Olympics in Rio:


1 The U.S.A. men’s basketball team is ready to hold court, but don’t look for superstar LeBron James; he’s got all the gold he needs.


2 Don’t forget the dynamic duo, beach volleyball super-team Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross. Who doesn’t love strong women crushing it at the Olympics?


3 When the U.S. swim team takes to the pools, look out for local swimmer Nathan Adrian. This Bremerton native currently holds the U.S. record in the long course 50-meter freestyle event.


4 We all flip for the darlings of the games, women’s gymnastics; they are sure to vault to Olympic glory.



5 Table tennis has never been more exciting. Kanak Jha, the 16-year-old U.S. wunderkind, promises to bring home the first U.S. gold in this event.