Well, I know a lot of people here don't care about basketball, but I wanted to see if anyone else felt this way about the "dream team".
In case anyone doesn't know. They suffered their first loss in international competition (since using NBA players) the other day. They then followed that performance, by losing their second straight game today. They will not even get a bronze medal. This is the worst performance by a USA Men's basketball team in decades.
I am embarrassed.
I have already been severly disappointed with the lack of professionalism in most NBA players today. Now, most of the "best" players don't even want to play for their country. They got their medal, and don't want to do it again. It's a "waste of their time". The result is, we get people on TEAM USA, that wouldn't even make the NBA All-Star Team, let alone that shouldn't even come close to being on the USA Team.
At this point, they have a decision. Do they put pressure on the "best" NBA players to play.....
OR, do they go back with people who "WANT" to play, such as college and amateur players. I would rather them send the best we have from college teams, than the second string "Dream Team" that we have been sending lately. It's sad.
The funny thing is too, that each team always says they are better than the original. I find that laughable.
Anyway, I thought I would rant on this. I wonder what they will do for the next Olympics. What do you guys think?