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Associated Press USA Basketball Men's National Team guard Chris Paul, left, forward LeBron James, guard Kobe Bryant, and forward Carmelo Anthony laugh during a break in practice Saturday in Washington.

Too small? Team USA says size issue not a big deal in quest for gold medal

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By Brian Mahoney, AP Basketball Writer

WASHINGTON -- Don't call them Shorty.

The U.S. men are tired of hearing about their Olympic basketball team's size problem. Instead of being called small, they'd prefer to be known as versatile, quick, athletic, or something else that recognizes their strengths and not their, uh, shortcomings.


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