“After embarrassing the United States on and off the court in Athens, this so-called Redeem Team lived up to its moniker with vigor. The players guarded as if their meals depended on it, shared the ball as if they were starring in “Hoosiers” and made not even a wisp of trouble off the court.” I’m not wild about the “Redeem Team” nick name but I’m happy to see American basketball representing both the country and themselves well. I’ve been disenchanted with NBA basketball for years. I started to drift back when Blazers championship runs ended and the country referred to them as the “Jail Blazers”. I hope NBA basketball finds a way to turn there image around, but I’m still skeptical. They’ve got a long ways to go before they’ll get me back watching on a regular basis. See quotes like this is a good start though.