We've got icons, we've got a game. Might as well get an official thread. And, while this tournament is no where near as big and important to it's sport as the FIFA World Cup, it is a pretty awesome major international tournament, and with the resurgence of USA Basketball, poses some good drama, too. Of course, Team USA hasn't won the event since 1994. And, they don't exactly have their best squad. Once again, they are short on shooters, and thanks to injuries and insurance, they are short on big men, too. And, with Kevin Durant leading the way, they've got some great young talent that can really excel in the international game if the defense can play well, force bad shots, and get long rebounds to start fast break opportunities. Team USA is also trying to regain the #1 overall rankings in the FIBA Rankings. They currently sit second behind Argentina. This, despite the fact that the USA is the reigning Olympic champion and Spain is the defending World Champion. So, plenty of good subplots to go around. Team USA should have no trouble getting out of group play, but all it takes is one night of the opponents shooting lights out to upset them out of the tournament, so while they are favored to win, I certainly wouldn't bank on it. Anyone else excited for this and going to be following it?