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Seth Wickersham took to the streets of Greece to show the Europeans and American that can play ball.

Updated: August 27, 2004, 10:40 AM ET
By Seth Wickersham | ESPN The Magazine

ATHENS, Greece – You know what I'm Dramamine-sick of hearing?

That the isolationist, one-on-one, jamming way we play basketball in America can't adjust to the quick, lithe, rotating European game.

People here think that in America, all hoopsters are taught to not help on defense, to not make mid-range jumpers, and to always pull out the nearest And1 trick available.

Everyone is down on USA hoops. But hey, we invented this game. We can do anything we want to it, despite ...

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