Friday, August 04, 2006

USA 114, Puerto Rico 69

Take that Puerto Rico.


It was the "b" team that sparked the victory, and this is certainly an impressive roster, but honestly if Lebron and D-Wade feel like trying in every matchup this team can't be beaten. It's really as simple as that. The Hinrich's and Battier's should ultimately end up doing the little things, but in the grand scheme they're irrelevant.

Bring on China.

The only suspense with USA Basketball right now is whether Kobe will fit in with the "play unselfish" mandate from Coach K. That will be fun.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

How can you say that Kirk Hinrich is basically irrelevant? He may end up being one of the most important pieces of the team. I know, that sounds stupid. But Team USA has not had any reliable shooters over the last few years. This has resulted in disappointing losses. His consistent shooting (unlike flashy but very streaky guys like Arenas and Iverson)should prove to be very valuable!!