Originally Posted by gm
If Phelps was swimming against your alma mater and knocking them off in the regionals every year, you might feel differently.
Pick the player you cannot stand to see repeatedly beating your favorite team. The kind of guy guy who is arrogant and rubs it in your team's face every time? Who will never condescend and give your team credit when he loses?
Then put him on the national team and tell me you've got no problem rooting for his success.
This is an interesting sentiment. I for one can not and will not root for Carmelo Anthony. I am disappointed that he is on the national team. I feel that he is an awful representative of an American. I still will root for the US team just not Anthony.
On a side not I find it amusing how Team USA gets credit for playing defense. It is a part of the game. If you don't play defense you will lose the game. From the little I have watched of the team when they play poor defense the other team scores. When Team USA plays basketball the fundamental way they are unbeatable.
Who wins a game Team USA 08 or Team US 92?