The USA basketball team has been lauded up one side and down the next for buying into the national team system created by Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski. Why is that noteworthy? This reminds me of the old Onion article “Ray Allen Lauded for Being Decent Human Being.” That obviously is a joke, but apparently USA basketball is not.
It should not be a big deal that the players on the national team would be interested in actually practicing together and spending time preparing for their games. This should be expected and it is what every other team in the world does every year. Can we please stop giving these guys congratulations for doing what’s expected of them?