The Electric Commentary

Wednesday, August 04, 2004

Who came up with this "Dream Team" garbage anyway?

The US Olympic Basketball team just got beat. By Italy. And frankly, it wasn't very close. Why do we think that throwing together a bunch of egos that have not played together can take on a bunch of actual teams? Yeah, I know that the original "Dream Team" spanked the rest of the world pretty bad and the US has taken the gold ever since, but the best players in the world are American. It should never even be close. Now the NBA is so full of egomaniacs that the best twelve don't even realize that an Olympic gold is a much greater accomplishment than anything the NBA can provide. Guys like Shaq and KG aren't even willing to play. Instead we're left with Duane Wade (Correction: Apparenly it's Dwayne, not Duane. Silly me.) who I believe just celebrated his 13th birthday(Correction: Apparently he "played studied" for THREE YEARS! so he's not young and inexperiance at all). Even if Shaq and the rest of the real NBA stars were willing to play, we would still be better off with an actual team. Why not send the Pistons? Why not send whatever team wins the NBA title each year?


  • First of all, it's Dwyane, not Duane. Second, Dwyane played studied for 3 years in college. Better than most, and older than most. Third, he's the best point guard in the NBA this side of Jason Kidd (who is injured) and probably the 3rd best player on the Olympic team. Fourth, he's probably the most unselfish player on the team (always looks to pass first).

    He is not the problem.

    By Blogger PaulNoonan, at 2:29 PM  

  • Where would all of that place him on team Italy? Maybe 6th or 7th best?

    By Blogger DannyNoonan, at 2:33 PM  

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