ATHENS, GREECE-- The U.S. men's basketball team was delivered another hard blow today when they were beat for a third time. But, with this loss doesn't come elimination from the Olympic games. Why, you may ask. Well, this loss just might hurt their pride a bit causing further losses in tournament play.
Yes, it has been confirmed that the U.S. men's team suffered a devastating loss to the U.S. women's softball team in a pickup game at the Olympic village. This loss hasn't come easy for an already down and out men's team either.
It all started when the men's basketball team was getting an extra practice in on Tuesaday before they play Spain on Wednesday. The practice was going quite well, said coach Larry Brown, until the women's softball team showed up gloating about their gold medals they had just won.
"It could've ended there, but Allen Iverson had to make a smart comment about how any athlete could be good at softball," added coach Brown. But, when U.S. pitching sensation Jennie Finch heard the comment things turned ugly quick.
She immediately challenged the men's team to a 3 on 3 game to 20. Tim Duncan lashed out saying this must be a joke, you chicks can't beat us. Then, another pitcher for the women's team,Lisa Fernandez, chimed in and said, "Well, it looks like Puerto Rico and Lithuania did!"
The men's team had no other choice after the remark and composed a team of: Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, and Lebron James. The women put together: Jennie Finch, Lisa Fernandez, and second baseman Lovieanne Jung. "I guess we'll just see who the real "Dream Team" is," said Iverson. Iverson was making reference to broadcasters all over the U.S. claiming the softball team was the real "Dream Team".
It didn't take long for the women to get on the board taking advantage of the not so serious game play of the men's team. Things were getting ugly for the men when Lebron James decided something had to be done. James shoulder rammed Finch, who was on fire with 12 points early in the game, taking her out of gameplay. "Yeah, that's how we do things on deez streets!" yelled James
This move proved to be only more humiliating than good for the men because the women still ended up winning the now 3 on 2 contest by a score of 20 to 8.
With the defeat, Coach Larry Brown is now considering counting his losses and heading back to the U.S. with his team and forfeiting to Spain. "My guys are down and out right now and don't want to talk to any reporters," said Brown.
Iverson had 5 points, Duncan put in 2, wrapping it up for the men was James with 1 point. Finch had 12 points, Fernandez put in 6, while Jung helped out with 2.