NBA stars will sacrifice more than time

NBA stars sacrifice more than their time by playing for Team USA. Just ask Tim Duncan.

Updated: November 26, 2002, 7:30 PM ET
By Ric Bucher | ESPN the Magazine

Spurs fans will get a chance to see both Tim Duncan and Emanuel Ginobili compete during the offseason in international competition. That's great news for fans of every other team in the league, because, if recent history is any indication, it means they will not be nearly as good at their regular jobs.

Duncan has volunteered to help Team USA qualify and compete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens after it finished a disappointing sixth in last summer's World Championships in Indianapolis. He ...

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