There is a super tiny glimmer of hope that USA Basketball might open the process to non-NBA players: Kentucky outgoing star Anthony Davis has been named a finalist:
As such, after various reports had linked talented young players from across the N.B.A. to Team U.S.A. (including Sacramento’s DeMarcus Cousins, Detroit’s Greg Monroe, Washington’s John Wall, and Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving), program director Jerry Colangelo announced on Friday that Oklahoma City’s James Harden and outgoing Kentucky Wildcat wunderkind Anthony Davis will be officially added to the full roster of Olympic team finalists.
I do not think it is enough. The method still is unrepresentative and the choice of Davis was only forced by several unfortunate injuries to NBA stars. Without a serious shakeup, my policy is still the same: No rooting or financial support foe USA men’s basketball. I would suggest if my readers agree, email or contact US Olympics and let them know: No money for basketball and this year, my team is Puerto Rico (or maybe Lithuania)!