Originally Posted by Crushaholic
These days, players are taught to work on the more "spectacular" shots if they are to ever get a chance to be on an ESPN highlight reel. The fundamentals of basketball are gone and I don't see them coming back any time soon. Suddenly, losing to Greece (USA's next opponent)with a home-court advantage doesn't seem like such a far-fetched idea and it's sad.
no. infact lots of players get on nba teams w/o showing great offensive abilities. whats happening now is players are taught u cant be in the nba if u cant play defense. and the rise of defensive specialists and primarily defensive players is large.
the problem w/ team USA is not the problem w/ the NBA. team USA has a bunch of slashers and 20 year old athletes. these are fine if there's 1-2 of em on ur team, but if u got 8 and no perimeter shooters obviously problems arise.