Even before Tim Duncan and the rest of the US basketball team arrived in Athens his photo was all over the Athens Metro on Adidas ads. The team the USA sent to Athens had some weaknesses. Many of the best players decided not to come to Athens because they had prior comittments. One had to mow the lawn. One had to go to trial for rape. People in Athens used the term 'dream team' with sarcasm and the general consenus was that they were indeed beatable. It did not take long to find out that this was true. They got wupped in the first game by Puerto Rico.