Repairing Team USA’s Reputation Will Require Gold Right Now

September 10th, 2010 by Tim Jackson Leave a reply »
The gold medals were pretty. They flashed and stood out as every one of Team USA’s men’s basketball players draped their own medals around the neck of Coach Mike Krzyzewski following USA’s thrilling gold-medal Olympic win over Spain in Beijing two years ago.

Coach K had more bling than Mr. T.

It was a great sight, seeing as the “Redeem Team” had returned the USA back to basketball prominence, reclaiming what many believe is rightly ours—basketball supremacy.

Want to know what the world thinks of all that bling hanging from Coach K’s neck now?

It’s worth squat. Nothing. Zilch.

The world isn’t scared of USA basketball right now, which is why when Team USA steps on the court against Lithuania for the FIBA World Basketball Championships semifinals tomorrow night, they better win.

And then they better win the championship game, too.

Let’s be real here for a moment. Talent wise, the world is catching up.

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