Team USA Basketball 2012: 6 Stars Who Must Step Up in Tournament Play

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Team USA Basketball 2012: 6 Stars Who Must Step Up in Tournament Play
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Team USA basketball started its 2012 Olympic journey by dispatching of France with relative ease, but the competition will get better, which means certain players on the squad are going to have to step up big time.

While the usual suspects like LeBron James and Kevin Durant are playing great and will presumably continue to do so, other stars are going to have to step it up if Team USA is to bring home the gold medal this year.

Here are six stars that must step up in tournament play if the USA is going to sweep all challengers in order to come back to the States with the gold:

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