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Are we ready for U.S. vs The World?

With its strong foreign flavor, the NBA can think about changing its All-Star Game format.

Updated: April 15, 2003, 4:22 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

ATLANTA -- It's not an original idea, but it's available for claiming off the waiver wire. NHL commissioner Gary Bettman dumped the World vs. North America format for hockey's All-Star Game, after a five-year run, teeing up his mentor David Stern to import it.

Trouble is, there's still at least one pretty significant obstacle.

Turns out that the World, NBA division, doesn't really think it's ready.

Several of the NBA's international stars surveyed at All-Star Weekend conceded ...

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