Originally Posted by bdreason
I'll just copy + paste what I put in the other thread.
Just another reason not to have FIBA every summer. I want the best players in the World ready for the NBA season, not puting off surgery to play for a second-tier title (yes, that even includes the Olympics).
Guys like Kobe, Ginobli, and Yao should be resting over the summer and preparing for the grueling 82 game NBA season.
to guys like ginobli, yao, and even parker, the olympics and playing for their country is not a "second-tier" title.