U.S. to only get interested in World Basketball Championship if Team USA loses

Team USA narrowly advanced past Brazil yesterday at the World Basketball Championships, a victory that failed to generate any interest in the team at home. "I was ready to open up the phones for callers to rip them had Kevin Durant not won the game for them," said Mark Minder, a sports talk radio host at KTMX in Dallas. "But since they won, no one cared." USA Basketball president Jerry Colangelo says the best possible outcome for the team is to lose an early game, but then still advance and win the gold. "That way we can be cast as lazy, pathetic embarrassments to get some buzz," he said, "but also win the championship — maybe even with some people watching."