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We’re In

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CREDIT:

Okay, Team USA Basketball got the job done in the FIBA Americas Tournament, and we’re now guaranteed an Olympic berth. That we had to play for the spot at all is, however, a mere testament to how far the program has fallen after its disappointing performances in ’02, ’04, ’06. To celebrate, a clip from the glory days, Vince Carter’s dunk of death:

Onward to Beijing. Basketball’s one sport they won’t need to cancel due to air quality concerns.