They often say that the best soccer teams are club squads, and you won't see the best soccer in an event like the World Cup. I'm not sure this applies to basketball, as America produces so much of the world's top talent. While the Miami Heat might have a big three to dream on, the salary cap stretches them thin in other aspects. Whereas Team USA might depend on Kevin Durant or Russell Westbrook off the bench, Miami must use Mike Miller or Norris Cole.
LAS VEGAS -- Just-add-water teams haven't worked out too well in recent years for USA Basketball. For the 2002 World Championship and 2004 Olympics, outfits were put together at the last instant after numerous top players defected. ... Read Post
PRETORIA, South Africa -- A few nights before this historic World Cup kicked off, the master of ceremonies at a gala in the Johannesburg suburb of Midrand honoring the legends of African soccer reminded attendees of how ignominious ... Read Post