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Hammon's Olympic dream puts her in Russian uniform

Originally Published: April 8, 2008
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

Growing up in Rapid City, S.D., Becky Hammon was once so petrified after watching the movie "Red Dawn" -- the 1984 film about an invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union and Cuba -- that she had to sleep in her parents' bedroom. She was worried the Russians were going to come to the heartland and take her parents away. The message that Hollywood engrained in the impressionable youngster was a simple one: Americans good, Russians bad.

Now, more than two decades later, Hammon, ...

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