Team USA Basketball: Why Anthony Davis Deserves More Playing Time

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Team USA Basketball: Why Anthony Davis Deserves More Playing Time
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Sky is the limit for Anthony Davis

Before the greatest men's basketball team was ever assembled for that historical 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, the United States would always compile the best crop of college basketball players to compete in the Olympic games.  

The last four summer Olympic games since 1992 have featured the NBA's top American talent and resulted in three gold medal and one bronze medal performances.  

In the midst of the fifth summer games since the USA men changed the Olympic basketball landscape, they are 5-0 so far in the 2012 campaign, and they have their eye on the gold once again.

Thanks in large part to the 1992 Dream Team, we are lucky to watch the best American players in the world do what they do best against different countries from all over the world.  It's so special to get to watch guys like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul play together because the Olympics provides a stage that the NBA All-Star game can't even produce. 

While it's incredible to watch these superstars impose their will as the world watches, America needs to see more playing time from Anthony Davis, the 19-year-old phenom who replaced Blake Griffin after he suffered a medial meniscus tear in his left knee.

Let's take a look at why the overall No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft deserves more minutes in the Olympics.

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