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“The rest of the world is better,” James told reporters after practice. “But we continue to get better as well as Americans.”
Team USA featured a talented crew that included Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum, but many of the game’s best players—including James—did not play in the tournament.
James also noted that having more star talent doesn’t guarantee success.
“No,” James said. “It doesn’t because you still have to go out there and work and play the game. But it does strengthen our team, and it does give us a very good chance going into the worlds if we we