View Full Version : 'Chemistry really good' as U.S. team arrives in China, LeBron says

07-28-2008, 02:19 PM
MACAU, China -- The U.S. men's basketball team is striving to be confident heading into the Beijing Games while avoiding the complacency that has sabotaged it in recent Olympics.

That was the message from coach Mike Krzyzewski after he and the star-studded team arrived Monday in this southern Chinese casino enclave for its final preparations for the Beijing Games.

The team is "trying to be very confident, but that doesn't mean overconfident," Krzyzewski said.

"We don't have nothing to be complacent about," he said. "We haven't accomplished anything yet. We're in the midst of trying to accomplish."

One of the Americans' most confident stars, the Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, joined the team's first practice in Macau on Monday. His right ankle was taped as a precaution after he sat out the Americans' first tuneup against Canada on Friday with a sprain.

"Every time we step onto the court, we know we have the talent and we know we have the strength to go out and be the best team on the court," said James, who was quoted in the recent issue of Time magazine as saying he guarantees gold for the team at Beijing.


07-28-2008, 02:30 PM
i have a good feeling this year, we gonna win the gold

07-28-2008, 02:38 PM
I just like that he thinks he is the teams leader. :D

07-28-2008, 02:53 PM
That's good then. If they win the gold, these guys are gonna be the closest to the Dream Team as far as skill goes IMO.

Who would dare to step up and act as the team leader? I'm not so sure about LeBron being the leader and all....probably a guy like Jason Kidd can do the job.

Mile High Champ
07-28-2008, 03:02 PM
haha chemistry at this point means nothing untill they prove it on the court at that first game in china..