Bad Dream Team

Dream TeamThe American men's basketball team in Athens was the heavy favourite to win gold heading into the summer Olympics. This team hadn't lost a game in the Olympics since 1988 and was stacked with NBA stars. Who was going to beat the Dream Team?

As it turns out, beating the Dream Team wasn't that difficult. In fact, Puerto Rico, Lithuania and Argentina accomplished the feat as the USA fell three times and won't be competing for the gold. I've heard several theories as to why the Americans failed in Athens, and they usually focus on advancements made in other countries and the fact that the USA didn't have a chance to become a true team. I'm not convinced.

The American team consisted of Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Stephon Marbury amongst others. These are world class players...all stars in fact. They should have won the gold but didn't for one reason and one reason only. They didn't want it bad enough. Quite simply, they weren't hungry and lacked that win-at-all-cost attitude. With a little fire in the belly, the USA doesn't lose three games out of seven. I'm sure of it.


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Monique Sinor

After game 3 Wade stated that his team mates wanted the ball in the hands because "he's been here before" So has Lebron although on the losing side. They know what it is enjoy playing inside a championsh­ip game. Well, the ball finding yourself in Wade's hand , failed out to well in game 4. Never take your vision from the ball. Wade and Bosh played well in game 4 but couldn't squeak out a win without having more offensive input from LeBron. Also the turnovers and lack of defensive stops when it matters dosn't help either.

June 9, 2011 @ 4:58 PM

Ellis Zammiello

Heat actually overachiev¬ed by going to the Conference finals in their first season together. The idea of Vanquishin¬g is overblown and really silly. This can be a LOOOONG time coming for the Mavericks. A lot of us expected they would make it happen and win during the Steve Nash years- didn't happen.

June 15, 2011 @ 12:07 PM

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