Sunday, August 10, 2008

Dreaming to Redeem

The US Dominated a Yao Ming led China team 101 - 70 to open Olympic Play, and this is a promising sign for Americans who believe the best basketball in the world is surely played in the United States. With Josh Childress jumping ship to play abroad, McDonald's All American Brandon Jennings spurning the NCAA to go to Italy and $50 million hints being dropped by Kobe and LeBron, if the US does not win big this time around it could spell trouble for USA hoops enthusiasts, and maybe the NBA. Right now while many still believe that the US is the True King of the Hardwood, the reality is, the 2005-2006 League MVP (Nash) is from Canada, the 2007 League MVP (Dirk)is from Germany, the 2007 Finals MVP (Parker) is from France, and the 2008 League MVP (Kobe) grew up in Italy...and we are coming off a Bronze in Sydney...with a revamped USA Basketball program that says now we are doing it correctly...ughh...I hope so...or we may see LBJ playing home games in Greece.

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