Debunking three common FIBA myths
If you think summer international play affects NBA performance, think again
With the 2010 FIBA World Championships just around the corner, it's worth separating fact from fiction when it comes to drawing conclusions about the coming weeks. Here are three myths that deserve a harder look:
Myth 1: Participating in World Championships adds likelihood of injury
Suit up for a summer competition and an injury the following season is all but guaranteed, right? Not so fast. While it's a common excuse to pass on the global tournament, the truth is that players get hurt every season, regardless of the extra mileage added in offseason competition.
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