blogenlust
8.15.2004

USA Olympic Basketball


My feelings are that the American's will have a hard time getting the Bronze in Olympic Basketball. As I'm sitting here watching them struggle against Puerto Rico, it occurs to me that the reason why we are struggling is because the USA doesn't play basketball anymore. American basketball is increasingly a "one on one" game and is beginning to resemble those old MTV Slam and Jam Celebrity games of the mid 1990s. When you play this type of game against technically sound, international teams, you're going to look stupid. Sure, we have the talent to play with anybody, but our problem is that all our players are programmed in the "Slam and Jam" style and not the Olympic style. Of course, the other problem is that our best players are prima dona pussies.