RE: UNC Fans and the USA Basketball Team
- Posted by jrj6950- Posted by The1Yep, Dean won Olympic gold with the best college players in the country. Funny how everyone forgets to mention how the level of international competition wasn't even close to what it is these days though.- Posted by jrj6950
Dean won in 1976 with the following players:
Phil Ford, Ernie Grunfield, Phil Hubbard, Mitch Kupchak, Tom LeGarde, Scott May, Steve Sheppard
On the other hand, the rat won with the following squad:
Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Tayshaun Prince, Michael Redd, Dwayne Wade.
Thanks for proving my point. Not even a mention of the rise of Int'l competition.
And not even a mention of the fact that in the 1970's several countries (mostly eastern European) were using professional players while the US was using amateur players. Thanks for proving my point. I win this thread.