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Things About To Get Serious For U.S. Basketball

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Everyone seems to be falling in love with the U.S team. Latest: Sam
Smith, who is very impressed.
We're impressed so far, but on the other
hand, there's
no bacon in the fridge yet.

As Michael Wilbon points out, even the French have serious talent: Tony
Parker, Mickael Pietrus, Boris Diaw, Ronny Turiaf and Frédéric Weis.

One stray thought: a guy who might have fit in well, at least
athletically, is Corey Maggette. How far did his name go?

resorts to Plan B: a true team