Team USA upset? 'We're at a stage where an accident can happen'
ABC News - 6 months
RIO DE JANEIRO -- I came here to the land of sand, futebol and rhythm, on my maiden voyage to South America, expecting very little. But fear not. You aren't about to be subjected to yet another foreigner's rant about the accommodations, logistics, traffic, insects, crime or any of the other things jittery Americans like myself have railed about for months in advance of these Olympic Games and with inevitably greater volume since they started. I'm talking about the basketball. If I may borrow from Dick Vitale's dictionary: Rio was supposed to be Blowout City. For all the big names who stayed back in the States, your LeBrons and Currys and Westbrooks, Mike Krzyzewski's Team USA arrived on Brazilian soil 13 days ago with a 12-man roster that was still plenty drool-worthy, headlined by Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony,?with Paul George as the sixth man. Who else at these Olympics was going.
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