Chapter 2: The (Near) American Hero

Originally Published: August 9, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Doug Collins, to this day, refuses to watch a start-to-finish video of the one game in his lifetime that he'll never be able to fully process.

And USA coach Mike Krzyzewski was sensitive to that when Collins was invited to speak to the Redeem Team before its run to the gold in Beijing. When Collins was summoned to give a speech at the start of the Americans' training camp in 2008, Coach K showed some Munich footage but stopped the tape after Collins' free throws.

"I just don't ...

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