Team USA assistant and Spurs coach Gregg Popovich admitted he "hated it, personally" when Shaquille O'Neal was traded from the Lakers to Miami.
Amid growing concern about the quality of Team USA's squad this summer, Phoenix Suns forward Amare Stoudemire told ESPN.com that he would like the chance to represent his country.
Team USA will prepare for the Summer Olympics by playing Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in August.
There is a team that Tim Duncan dreads playing. But it's not a superpower in the West.
Look back on past Daily Dime reports from ESPN.com's senior NBA writer Marc Stein.