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This Dream Team is doomed

Even before the U.S. men's hoops team lost to Italy, Bill Simmons knew they were in big trouble.

Updated: March 1, 2006, 2:10 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Editor's note: This column originally ran on August 4, 2004.

Last Saturday was just another gorgeous day in Southern California, one of those afternoons when you feel guilty if you aren't doing something -- heading to the beach, taking a hike, playing some hoops, lounging by the pool, whatever. Of course, I stayed indoors for my first glimpse of our Olympic hoops team. I needed to know: Is there any reason to be excited about this team? Would LeBron thrive with quality teammates? Would Duncan ...

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