Updated: Aug 19, 2006, 2:17 PM

Vote: Will Team USA win World Championship?

LeBron James
LeBron James is a co-captain with Dwyane Wade and Carmelo Anthony.
Exhibition time is over. Now it counts. Pride is on the line. Will Team USA shine at the World Championship in Japan or disappoint? ESPN.com writer Chris Sherdian is taking the latter.

The final 12-man roster was announced Wednesday by USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski and included Carmelo Anthony, Shane Battier, Chris Bosh, Elton Brand, Kirk Hinrich, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Antawn Jamison, Joe Johnson, Brad Miller, Chris Paul and Dwyane Wade. The United States will face Group D foes Puerto Rico on Saturday, China on Sunday, Slovenia on Tuesday, Italy on Wednesday and Senegal on Thursday.

Has Coach Krzyzewski taken the right approach in getting the team ready? What is the biggest hurdle for Team USA? Will you be awake at 6:30 a.m. ET for the games? Cast your vote now!

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