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No longer America's sport

Updated: August 23, 2004, 9:40 AM ET
By Adrian Wojnarowski | Special to ESPN.com

ATHENS, Greece -- Carlos Arroyo grabbed the front of his jersey with two hands, preening the sweat-soaked Puerto Rico on his uniform for Dwyane Wade to stand there and see in the final minute of this historic happening. Arroyo had taken the hard fouls, the dismissive American attitudes and years and years of the United States treating his national team like the Washington Generals. No more, those blazing eyes insisted. No more.

He wasn't just representing the tiny island off the U.S. coast, ...

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