Nowitzki: 'I take losses harder probably than anyone else in this league'

Originally Published: September 2, 2007
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

Unlike the Olympic qualifying tournament Team USA just won, in which the starry hosts saw few familiar faces and even less competition, Eurobasket 2007 is teeming with tough teams and famous names.

Pau Gasol leads a four-man NBA contingent for the heavily favored hosts from Spain. Finals MVP Tony Parker and Boris Diaw headline the French roster. Russia (Andrei Kirilenko) and Turkey (Mehmet Okur) also have NBA All-Stars in their lineups.

Yet it seems safe to pinpoint Germany's Dirk ...

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