There's been precious little basketball news recently and even less about the Hornets. But the FIBA World Championships are in full swing in Turkey. Kevin Durant is being widely toasted for his outstanding play, and deservedly so. Tommy Craggs, though, has a fantastic article on Slate that points out that the massive media love-fest for Durant is due to sports pundits comparing Durant favorably to LeBron James.
Since FIBA is the only real basketball actually going on, let's talk about it today. What players have stood out to you? Are you still weirded out by the trapezoidal key? And why does the US sports media love to rag on the American team?