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"I was very unhappy back in 2004 when the USA finished third at the Olympics, not so much for finishing third but how they looked, how they acted," Colangelo said. "To me, there is a way to conduct yourself both on and off the floor. "So that all had to change. "I'm proud to be an American, I’m proud to represent the USA on the international stage, I love the game. I have a passion for the game. So for me, it's giving back to the game that I love so much." FIBA.com

February 9, 2014 Updates

Regarding the Greek National Team of men, do you really want to play with them in an international tournament? I am asking this because you have a huge sensitivity to the fact that you were born in Greece. You are carrying the Greek flag and you are constantly repeating your desire to play with the National Team… “I wanna surely join with the National Team of men in a big event like the World Championship , but I do not want to miss the European Championship Under 20, which will take place this summer in Crete.” SheridanHoops

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Macedonian basketball fans were ordered to put out of sight Macedonian flags with the Vergina Sun during an NBA match, MKD.mk reports. The Macedonian fans were waiting for Macedonian basketball player Pero Antic, who currently plays for the Atlanta Hawks, to start playing in the match when they were ordered to take down the flags. The Vergina Sun is a politically charged solar symbol and presents a point of conflict mainly between Greece and the Republic of Macedonia. It was discovered during archaeological excavations around the town of Vergina, in Macedonia [a geographic region of Greece], in the late 1970s. FOCUS Information Agency

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Antetokounmpo's success has heartened many Greeks desperate for their country to become an incubator of dreams instead of a dead zone of joblessness. His parents, Charles and Veronica, moved from Lagos, Nigeria, to Athens in 1991. They left their young son, Francis, with his grandparents. Charles says there were no opportunities in the Nigerian economy. "It was very hard to get a job," he says. People felt opportunity slipping away. "That's why we decided to leave, too." NPR

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