It's also bout these boy's not being the first to be asked to go. Didn't more of the experienced players either turn down the op or have the team owners say "no, you can't have _______, He might blow out a knee" or somesuch?
And...There was plenty of NBA players spread all over the other country's teams as well so it wasn't like they got beat by inferior players. it was Quality BB from the other "Teams" that won the day. it was subpar performance from the US "team members"