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This team's no dream for LB

Originally Published: July 29, 2004
By Peter May | Special to ESPN.com

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- On the very first day of practice for the U.S. men's Olympic basketball team, Carmelo Anthony boldly predicted that the Yanks would return home from Athens with the gold medal.

Like most players on the U.S. team, Anthony has no clue. He has no idea what he's in for, he has no idea what kind of competition he's going to face and he has no idea how arbitrary things can get with international rules and referees.

Larry Brown knows, however. And that may be the best ...

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