Who Should Be On Team USA 2012?

Not too long ago, I wrote a well-received article on Team USA basketball.  I talked about the different team forms submitted by the United States to international tournaments since pros were allowed in 1992.  I tried to give some examples of the good times and I touched on the bad times.

It occurred to me: I never offered my rendition of a problem-solver.  So I’m going to follow up that piece with this one—(my prospective) 2012 Team USA.

I have a better name for this iteration too.  Let’s call it the “Fantasy Team”. Continue reading

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USA Basketball — Time For A Reboot?

It should be the greatest roster of all time.  ALL TIME.  In video game terms, a perfect team carries a 99 rating across the board—this team should be rated ∞ and be able to absolutely embarrass the 99 team in simulation.  Every time.

I’m talking about the USA Basketball Men’s Senior National Team.  Team USA.

Most of the time, it’s spot on.  The best team in the world.  Literally.  According to Wikipedia, the United States fields the most successful international team: 16 Olympic tournaments entered, 16 medals won.  With 13 of them being of the golden variety. Continue reading