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Team USA opens FIBA World Cup against Finland
Team USA opens FIBA World Cup against Finland

Winning the FIBA World Cup won't be the biggest challenge for Team USA. Putting the basketball team together, now that was the hard part. LeBron James, Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony all said no thanks. Paul George broke his leg in a scrimmage. Blake Griffin pulled out, citing back concerns. Kevin Durant pulled out, citing physical and mental strain. Kevin Love pulled out, citing his between-teams status. Fortunately, none of the dozen remaining players dropped out because of uncomfortable seats on the flight to Spain for the opener against Finland on Saturday. "We still have a goal," center Anthony Davis told reporters, "and that's to win gold." Team...

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