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Biggest Snubs and Surprises from Team USA Select Basketball Roster
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The 2014 FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain is sure to feature an excellent roster from Team USA, and now we're one step closer to figuring out exactly which players will be on it. 

They'll be drawn from the 28-player pool that was announced by USA Basketball, and it's a list of players with quite a few surprises and a handful of notable omissions. Snubs, if you will. 

LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Chris Paul and all the names you'd expect to see are there. Obviously, as Team USA wants to make sure it has access to all of its star players when the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro roll around.

After all, the Olympic roster will be culled from this pool of players as well, so the people selecting it need to make sure they've included a healthy mix of established veterans and promising youngsters. 

They've certainly done that, but there are a number of questionable inclusions and omissions as well. 

Some of them make you cock your head in disbelief, and others might just make your jaw hit the floor. 

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