OK, I am a proud American and I always love to see us dominate any sport. However, why was I so happy to see Team USA lose to Argentina in the World Basketball Championships? Probably because of the cockiness of most NBA players. I guess I am glad to see another country knock the chip off our shoulder. Granted, Team USA was missing Ray Allen, Shaquille O'Neal, and Kobe Bryant, to name a few.
I think it's funny that their's only like 10 people in attendance, but it's being televised. The only reason I care that the US team lost is because there's 2 duke players on the roster, Jay williams, elton brand.
The whole idea of Dream Teams sucks in my opinion.
the Olympics, etc. used to be a stage for amateurs and minor leaguers to showcase their talents to make it into the big leagues. Now the overpaid superstars take over, robbing the poor kids of a chance at glory, just to appease the American win all appetite and the IOC power greed.
Hey kids! Watch and see your favourite "hero" mock underprivileged countries and/or throw TVs out the hotel window."
Those who trumpet their sufferings are most deserving of misery.