After winning the FIBA tournament as a part of Team USA (a couple weeks ago), Jason Kidd had this to say about men's basketball at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing:
We've learned from our mistakes from the past. And we are starting to get guys, the top guys to play again. When you got Kobe and LeBron and Carmelo, these guys are coming during the summer to participate and represent their country. You are getting the top guys. Maybe in the past, we just haven't had the top guys. Now, that the top guys are playing and we are having success, but the big thing is that this is only one step and the world is getting better each day at the game of basketball so we are going to have our work cut out come Olympic time.
Hopefully America's Dream Team will win the gold next summer, and redeem itself from the bronze-medal performance in 2004.
For an interesting comparison of the 1992 Dream Team and the current Olympic Team, click here.
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