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Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Olympic Qualifying Hoops

As I type, the US National Team is playing its first game in the qualifying tournament for basketball at the 2004 Athens Olympics (here's NBA.com). They only led Brazil by 2 at the half, though now they're up by 10.

You can watch on TV if you're willing to pay $10 a game or $60 for all twelve. As Sal Paolantonio noted on Sunday's Sports Reporters, no one watched the World Championships on free TV last summer, so now they put the games on PPV? Hello?

UPDATE: With a strong second half, the US won big.