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Team USA being taken for granted

Updated: July 28, 2012, 8:21 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- If the U.S. women's basketball team really wants the attention it deserves for its Olympic success and world dominance, there is a simple solution. Just lose.

"What?" point guard Sue Bird said. "Bite your tongue right now!"

I understand Bird's reaction, but trust me. A loss or two, a missed gold medal (and perhaps the players trashing their rooms afterward), and the team will receive the media's full-court pressure. As coach Geno Auriemma said, "The only ...

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