View hazy from atop the Hoop Summit

Originally Published: April 5, 2004
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
SAN ANTONIO -- Dirk Nowitzki was discovered here. So was Tony Parker and Vladimir Radmanovic.

Minutes after the international team got clobbered by the Team USA at the Nike Hoop Summit here in San Antonio, GMs were quick to point out the obvious. There were no Nowitzkis or Parkers here.

Despite a nice 20-point shooting clinic by Serbian forward Luka Bogdanovic and some stifling defense on much-hyped U.S. point guard Sebastian Telfair by Croatian point guard Roko Leni Ukic, GMs expressed an overwhelming sense of . . . well being under whelmed at this year's crop of foreign talent.

Chad Ford

Senior Writer, NBA Insider

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