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Brand, O'Neal set to score second-chance points

For Jermaine O'Neal and Elton Brand, qualifying for the Olympics is a chance for redemption.

Updated: August 31, 2003, 9:07 AM ET
By Joe Lago | ESPN.com

NEW YORK -- They'll be wearing red, white and blue, just like last summer. But they carry the last experience of representing their country like some Scarlet Letter.

"Terrible," Elton Brand said. "The whole thing was terrible."

"It was the worst feeling ever ... the most demoralizing," Jermaine O'Neal said. "It was painful."

Brand and O'Neal would prefer to lock away those 10 days in Indianapolis like some dark past never to be brought up. But there's nothing they can do about ...

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