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USA Basketball Tops Brazil; President Obama Says '92 Team Better

>>Team USA Turns Back Brazil

(Washington, DC)  --  Team USA turned back Brazil yesterday in a pair of exhibition games in Washington, DC.  President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden were both on hand at the Verizon Center as the women's team and then the men's squad fought their way to victory.  
LeBron James scored 30 points as Team USA overcame a slow start to beat Brazil, 80-69.  After falling behind by 10 points in the first quarter, the Americans went on a 20-5 run in the second quarter to take control.  Kevin Durant netted 11 points, while Chris Paul added 10 points to help Team USA improve to 2-and-0 in exhibition play.  The women's team picked up a 99-67 win.  The Americans will continue tuning up for the Olympics by facing Great Britain in Manchester, England on Thursday.

>>Obama Thinks 1992 Dream Team Was Better

(Washington, DC)  --  President Obama believes the 1992 version of America's "Dream Team" was better than the current crop of NBA stars who will represent the U.S. this month in the Summer Olympics in London.  In an interview with ESPN during an exhibition game against Brazil, Obama said "I've got to go with the original Dream Team."  He followed up that statement with an immediate nod to the current men's basketball squad by saying they have "unbelievable talent" and "there's no reason we shouldn't bring home the gold."  This year's team includes superstars LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.  The 1992 team featured a slew of Hall of Famers like Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, David Robinson, Patrick Ewing, and Charles Barkley.

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