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Team USA has already won hearts and minds in China

Originally Published: August 23, 2008
By Chris Sheridan | ESPN.com

BEIJING -- Win or lose Sunday against Spain, the members of the U.S. men's basketball team have been golden ambassadors for their country and their sport.

It happened so many times and in so many ways, no one could possibly count off how many hearts and minds they've won over -- both among the Chinese, and among other American athletes.

But a few random stories can help paint a picture of how gregarious and down-to-earth Team USA has been.

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