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Photo by Paul Aresu
Originally published in SLAM Olympic Hoops ‘08

On the eve of Team USA looking to redeem themselves after years of recent struggles in international play, expectations were for the squad of All-Stars were understandably high. Much of the onus for bringing the US back to international dominance was placed on the broad shoulders of three of the best: Melo, Kobe, and LeBron. Needless to say, they delivered. — Adam Fleischer