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Can the U.S. return to dominance in world basketball? Scoop Jackson has 10 things the USA Basketball squad had better recognize.

Updated: August 28, 2006, 12:41 PM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

The 10 Things USA Basketball Needs To Recognize:

Now that it has gotten through to the next round almost unmarked, there are still some things Team USA needs to take heed to now that it's Won-or-Done time.

1. THE GIG IS UP This is no longer a game. Before it gets to Saitama, Japan, for the final rounds of the World Championship, this USA team needs to recognize that, in the immortal words of the D.O.C., "this is serious bi'ness." The world came to play, they came to compete, some came ...

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