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U.S. Favored For Gold But Could Put On A Show Along The Way

Check out what DeMar DeRozan almost pulled off against China

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China v United States - USA Basketball Showcase
OAKLAND, CA - JULY 26: Kyrie Irving #10 of the United States Men's National Team looks on during a break in the action against the China Men's National Team during the second half of a USA Basketball showcase exhibition game at ORACLE Arena on July 26, 2016 in Oakland, California.
Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images

The U.S. should medal in Rio, says SBN’s Roger Sherman, and as always, Coach K is all business and his team probably will be too.

But, Sherman argues, this team is athletic and fast enough to be memorable like Phi Slamma Jama was back in the ‘80s.

Roger probably doesn’t watch Coach K as closely as we do and Coach K gives the NBA guys more freedom than the kids at Duke get, so we can tell you this: if a guy had tried a 360 at Duke, Krzyzewski would have told him to knock it off.