Can you construct a 12-man NBA roster to beat Team USA?

07.28.08 9 years ago 66 Comments
Joe JohnsonJoe Johnson, Dime #37

After last week’s 55-piece McNugget against Team Canada and last summer’s continuous destruction of the FIBA Americas field, we’ve pretty much established that Team USA can wax any team in North and South America (not counting Argentina, who didn’t bring its varsity squad to the Vegas tournament). We haven’t seen what Kobe, Dwight and the rest will do against Spain, Greece, Lithuania and the other European powers yet, but right now they rule this side of the globe.

But can you put together a team of American NBA players not on Team USA that could beat the current Olympic squad? The pool of talent is deep: Tim Duncan, Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, Chauncey Billups, Joe Johnson, Allen Iverson, Amare Stoudemire, Baron Davis, Rip Hamilton, Elton Brand, T-Mac, etc. Put together the best 12-man American roster of non-Team USA players that you think could beat the 2008 Olympians…

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