These guys may form the best basketball team the world has known, but they still have to beat the world’s other bests and claim retribution for the sham that happened in previous international basketball tournaments. Ladies and Gentlemen, Damas y Caballeros, the USA Dream Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics:
LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers – small forward and scorching scorer. Just don’t feed him the ball too much.
Carlos Boozer, Utah Jazz – power forward, post-up expert, and muscle in the paint. Very effective inside scorer.
Kobe Bryant, Los Angeles Lakers – shooting guard and go-to-guy. Like LeBron, loves to hog the ball.
Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors – center, rebound and defense minister. A Dikembe Mutombo in the making – minus the finger.
Dwight Howard, Orlando Magic – center/power forward, and man in the middle. Also and effective post presence for scoring, rebounds, and defense.
Chris Paul, New Orleans Hornets – point guard and nippy winger. Likes to score instead of setting up his teammates like all point guards should do.
Tayshaun Prince, Detroit Pistons – small forward and the team’s Mr. Nice Guy. Very unpredictable when it comes to scoring. He’s on fire this game; he’s out cold in the next.
Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat – small forward and random scorer. Not a ball hog unlike Kobe and LeBron.
Deron Williams, Utah Jazz – point guard, scorer and passer. Not as good as Nash but he will get there.
Will they win the 2008 Beijing Olympics? The answer will soon be revealed.