Andre Iguodala Brings Gold, Hopefully More, To Philadelphia

September 13th, 2010 by Ray Boyd Leave a reply »
Philadelphia 76er Andre Iguodala's international experience was clearly a successful venture. Not only did he make Team USA, he brought home the gold.

Team USA was not exactly favored entering the World Championships in Istanbul, Turkey and for good reason. The USA is notoriously known for sending their "B squad" to the World's in an attempt to save their players for the Olympics.

Many countries view that as a slap in the face and for that reason, the USA is often seen as the team that everyone wants to beat. This mindset seemed to rile up this current group of players, as they appeared to be on a mission to shed their "B squad" reputation.

The 2010 World Champion USA team can certainly be called a redeem team, much like their 2008 predecessors. The USA has failed to bring home the gold in the World Championships since 1994. Along with the gold comes an automatic spot in the 2012 London Olympic Games; the games that will include the "A squad".

Of course, a lot of these players from the 2010 team will be watching from home in 2012. Kevin Durant is clearly a lock for 2012 and might as well start packing now. Not only is he a lock for th ...

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