Originally Posted by Horde of Temujin
Well if they're so much better than the rest of the world then why did Spain give them such a hard time in the Olympics?
Here several factors:
NBA rules favor the athletic players much more than FIBA rules.
NBA players are not used to playing under FIBA rules.
Spain has been playing a long time together.
Spain is enjoying a unique generation of players, especially Pau and Navarro are two of the best European players in history.
USA did not take some of their best players.