Favored to win Olympic gold again, the U.S. men's basketball team met the media in London Friday. Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James lead the 2012 team into the games. (July 27)
LONDON (AP) — The U.S. men's Olympic basketball team is favored to win again, and some think it's a matter of the players just showing up.
If that's the case, they could be in real trouble.
Showing up anywhere has been difficult for the Americans, whose traveling woes have nothing to do with a call by the referee.
Friday they arrived nearly 20 minutes after the scheduled start of their opening press conference after their bus took a wrong turn into Olympic park.
U.S. coach Mike Krzyzewski jokes he wants his team to be as consistent with its shooting as the team's bus drivers have been with their loss of direction.
The US plays Sunday against France, a medal contender led by San Antonio's Tony Parker that features six NBA players, trailing only the U.S. for most in the field.
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