When the NBA playoffs began last weekend, the Cleveland Cavaliers were the prohibitive favorite to emerge from the Eastern Conference and make their second consecutive Finals appearance.
With the Aug. 5 opening ceremonies for the Rio Olympics only two weeks away, the USA men’s basketball team is readying itself to earn the country’s sixth gold medal over a span of seven Summer Games. And after they complete their mission, NBA players should move on from the Olympics for the foreseeable future.
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ experiment has not reaped the results their chief decision makers hoped for or expected.
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