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Christian Laettner and Billy Witz preview USA Basketball's opener vs. France.
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And yeah I got into you from right outside -- -- parking lot up and welcome to the inside edge presented by city. I'm pleased to meet you I'm Michael and I winner Christian late and I only. Have four years. Old. That's back into. That. Stack up filling it of course -- talking. -- basketball team USA kicking things off against France lot of familiar face a lot of talent. Good first is this a legitimate. I think it's it's going to be a great test for them I don't know if they haven't if France has enough to really push them but I think it. The way the US plays defense with Ayers. Pressuring the. Ball all over the court. I don't know. I don't know if they're going to be stressed anymore than they are against Tony Parker who's. The wizard it it breaking down defense is getting into the pain so in that regard it's gonna set it. Be a good barometer for. What they need to do defense. Great look and it. It is a very good test for the US team but they're not going to be pushed to the point. This France team as you know five current NBA players. Six next years ago one of the players going to be and -- pictures so. Going to be a great test for the men's team bus. I guess the player withstand all the time. Any team can be beat at any given night. Team USA better be ready. And the main reasons is because Tony Parker he's so good so. See Tony Parker Russell Westbrook -- part of -- so much as part. But it's so elusive so good getting in there and he's quick to the point where you don't even realize he knows that so he. He is gonna be able to create some space he's gonna find -- because. Chris Paul the Bears do certain pressure so we're USC team so. It's going to be his thing you know you're past that point of today's champ game so it's going to be -- to see when Parker gets in there drugs Chandler he's gonna get -- about so again. That chance against the Cubs don't look at them the whole game changed a little bit so it'll be a good test but I don't see -- -- -- Right now yeah I think I think you're gonna see. Argentina. And Lithuania for sure and I think also Spain. And Brazil and -- teams that. The US might see further down the road. They're gonna really watch this game carefully because that you know nobody else is gonna have Tony Parker but they're also gonna see how -- you know. Where nobody is gonna exposed to you the US defense more than more than Parker hand so I think. It's gonna really allow other teams. A good idea of what they might be able to do against the. US that they issue that -- talking about that you two have talked about is the size and that's where most teams are going to be trying to exploit. Are we going to see that at all vs fantasize at all an issue and other. Size is not an issue with. The France team because. I think -- per -- -- there especially there NBA guys are the two men and the our perimeter first. From their their perimeter varieties even their big -- plan for him a little bit but. In terms of the best point -- that they're gonna face all Olympic Games -- that. Tony Parker's be a great challenge for them to see how coach K and the players I think travel I think you're going to pick and roll what are they gonna do. So that is going to be a fun matchup. I -- that might rightly right here answer but. Individual -- you're most looking forward to and I have a feeling Parker's going to be the first -- mention but is it Parker last bucket or something someone else that you really looking forward to seeing or. That's going to be to keep this one. Well that's the great thing about team USC this year is three spectacular point cares -- there Atlanta Russell Russell Westbrook so. Tony -- are very it is rest you know and -- for the game and. They start with Chris Paul which is steady increase. They come in with -- Russell Westbrook who is on the accelerator. Miles an hour. And then they come and -- -- -- was one of my favorite people to watch 1000 Vegas two weeks but I told them right Tuesday's visit here what I hear people to watch him game. You've played so free you're so skilled lovely -- twice that means sometimes. So there comes in the am presents a whole different problem -- matches because he can really shoot the ball where Russell Westbrook -- about point three so. On this team. The US team is stacked at the point terms. I think the old line the one matchup I'm a little intrigued by and maybe it's not a matchup but it's a player that I'm interest of this season and other Colo in his. He's a big guard from France and he's going to be gone to San Antonio next year. And the Spurs have such a good track record of uncovering jams and in Europe and South America. And it close about 6566. And is very good at it -- creating his own shot off the dribble pull up jumpers and stuff so. And that's got interest to see you know how he's gonna do -- his first probably extended experience against you know NBA players. The game again I don't think he was always and thank you for watching that's going to give this inside and it's presented by city. For Christian for Billy again tomorrow we'll see an accent.