Re: Team USA Basketball Thread
Yeah, I thought the thug factor on Team USA was way down for the 2008 version. With guys like Prince, Battier, etc. it seemed that the team concept was being emphasized more. I was much happier with the roster makeup of this team over previous years.
However, I get distinctly uneasy when the US emphasizes fast breaks and who can make the most spectacular dunk. Y'all can do that against Turkey or Iran, but when you play the big teams, those fast break points just won't be there. Like Russia did, teams know they can't run with the US so they'll do everything they can to slow down the pace of play.
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