The "program" that Jerry Colangelo and Mike Krzyzewski have built -- as well as stars' ability to put away their egos -- has once again made it cool for multi-millionaires to represent the red, white and blue
The boys in Vegas won't be shocked with this chalk-laced prediction that the United States will successfully defend its 2008 title as Olympic gold medalists at London 2012. But the forecast for the road to gold for Team USA will come with severe storm warnings.
Much like Durant, Murray will try to use his heartwrenching second place finish to motivate him to go all the way the next time around. And the fans, who won't soon forget it, will definitely be behind him.
The planet's best player though, now has his first world championship, and he's done so at 27 years old; or to be exact, one year younger than when the incomparable Michael Jordan captured his first ring with the Bulls in 1991.