Many think summer international play affects NBA performance in the following season, for better and worse. But, as Tom Haberstroh writes, in the case of three particular bits of conventional wisdom, that's just not true.
Paul Pierce sits down with Jerry Colangelo, learning some of what's expected of Team USA players
Vince Carter shrugs off Olympic snub, while LeBron James looks forward to Oscar Night.
If you thought Puerto Rico was tough, wait until Team USA faces Greece, Australia and Lithuania over the next week.