Team USA just lost 101-95 to Greece. I think that in a way the loss is good for USA Basketball . The USA has done a good job of scouting, choosing good players, preparing well but what it doesnt have is the experience of winning and more importantly, losing, as a team. Practicing for 2 weeks is great and all but these teams that are playing in the World Basketball Championships in Japan have been through years of pain, tears, setbacks before they meshed together as a team. Team USA wouldve slapped the world in the face if they just steamrolled through the competition with just 2-4 weeks of being trying to build a cohesive team. The US needs to win the Americas Qualifier in Venezuela next year to compete in the Olympics, and they need these young guys on Team USA to mature as players and understand the game better. Having Kobe and Amare wouldnt hurt either.