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The sad state of the American hoopster

The world is catching up in basketball because American kids spend more time on video games than their hoops.

Updated: August 28, 2002, 2:35 PM ET
By Marc J. Spears | Special to ESPN.com

It wasn't quite a roundtable close to resembling ESPN's "The Sports Reporters" or NBC's "Meet The Press," but a basketball junkie's type of talk took place literally around a round table Monday night at former Nuggets assistant coach and NBA scout Bill Ficke's "New York Pizza" restaurant in Denver.

While speaking on everything from the old ABA to Kiki Vandeweghe through bites of a Sicilian thick square pizza, the participants at the extremely informal discussion included Ficke, basketball ...

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