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Olympic teammates now enemies

Updated: May 16, 2010, 2:10 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

SAN JOSE, Calif. -- One of the prevailing theories being bandied about this season was the Olympic tournament might tire out some star players who were in Vancouver, hampering their effectiveness come playoff time.

Um, you can flush that theory down the toilet.

There are 14 Olympians in the Western Conference finals, nine of whom played right to the final day in the gold-medal game. Wear and tear? Puh-lease.

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