I can't believe I'm writing about this, but in the midst of a Reds play-off chase, the beginning of the Bengals season, and Andre Agassi ready for a storybook ending at the US Open, I've been frustrated all day at Team USA Basketball. They lost in the world championships to Greece and now can do no better than third place. Twelve years after the Dream Team won gold in the Olympics the rest of the world caught up in 2004. So USA basketball enlisted Coach K to come in and lead a determined group of NBA'ers to make the result different. SOS. This is embarrassing on so many levels, it's ridiculous. Are you telling me that Shane Battier and Kurt Heinrick are the best we have to offer? And Carmelo is over-rated. If he hadn't led Syracuse to a NCAA title [and if you remember that tourney, the Orangemen were gifted with a trip to the Final Four] then no one would've heard of him. We shouldn't need Shaq, Kobe, Iverson, and Duncan to win this thing.
I honestly this is the result of early NBA draft entries. For the fundamentals of the game players are better served to spend a few years in college playing. Then maybe they'd be familiar with how to defend the pick 'n' roll.
This just proves that we're not as good as we think we are. Maybe it'll be a good learning experience.