Archive - Aug 2008
Team Previews and Odds to Win Gold
John Wall is fast.
That's not a news flash to anyone who has seen the North Carolina product in action.
Defenders at this level have virtually no chance to stay in front of him. He can make even the quickest guards look like their shoes have been dipped in cement.
There is an excitement that follows Team USA for these Olympics that we haven’t seen in years. Through four impressive exhibitions, this star-studded team seems poised to reassert its dominance on the rest of the world.
This is the best team that the USA has had since ’96 and is definitely talented enough to win the gold. However, nothing is guaranteed.
WHY TEAM USA WILL TAKE THE GOLD IN 2008:
Part III The Superstar Thesis Going Forward
In part I we established an objective list of the 80 best NBA players since 1956. In part II we established that these players, especially the 21 gold medal superstars at the very top, were the best players on every single NBA championship team since 1956-57, and on all but three of the 52 runner-ups. Such a pattern does not exist in baseball or football.