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Steele: Changes Can Make U.S. Gold Slam-Dunk


Aw, Here It Goes!
"Now, everybody is tired of the losing," writes David Steele of THE BALTIMORE SUN. "There's no more point in gloating when the U.S. basketball team and its despised NBA players come home without the gold in yet another major international competition. No, this isn't funny anymore. This group did things the right way, and it got them nowhere, relatively speaking."


Most of those suggested changes would be good, but realistically the US should have won gold anyway. The original Dream Team didn't have any real time to prepare and still played fundamentally sound on both ends against their overmatched opposition. This team isn't as good obviously, but even so, they had the most talent by far and simply failed or didn't care enough to play fundamentally sound basketball. The second half was all one-on-one play on offense, and allowing open shots/penetration on defense.