View Full Version : Breaking down the key questions surrounding Team USA

07-09-2008, 10:49 AM
They held minicamp for one day in Las Vegas just a few blocks from where Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce of the NBA-champion Boston Celtics were frolicking at the Palms pool, and they hit New York two days later with an all-day media blitz that left Cleveland wondering whether LeBron James will be a goner in two years.

Now, Team USA is on vacation for the majority of this month before training camp reopens July 21 in Las Vegas.

The Americans will be together for 36 consecutive days after that, a trip that'll take them from Vegas to San Jose, Calif., to Macao to Shanghai to Beijing before they board a charter flight back to the United States and clear customs in Minneapolis on Aug. 26.

Then, they get a month off before NBA training camp begins.

So before things get started up again, let's take a look at a few key questions and answers surrounding this so-called Redeem Team, the United States senior men's national team that'll try to end America's eight-year gold-medal drought.