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Oscar Robertson on Team USA Hoops

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NBA Legends Dave Bing (l), Oscar Robertson, Lenny Wilkens (r) chat during halftime ceremonies of the 1997 NBA All-Star game 1997, in Cleveland. (AP Photo)
NBA Legends Dave Bing (l), Oscar Robertson, Lenny Wilkens (r) chat during halftime ceremonies of the 1997 NBA All-Star game 1997, in Cleveland. (AP Photo)

The World Basketball Championship began in Turkey on August 28. For last week's program, Only A Game's Doug Tribou reported on Team USA Basketball past and present.

The story featured comments from Basketball Hall of Fame members Oscar Robertson and Lenny Wilkens. In August, Robertson was inducted again, this time as a member of the 1960 Olympic team. Wilkens, who was already inducted as player and as a coach, was inducted for a third time for his work as an assistant coach to the 1992 "Dream Team."

To listen to Doug's complete conversations with Oscar Robertson click on the "listen" link above. Robertson offers his thoughts on whether the 1960 team could have beaten the 1992 team; how his Olympic experience compares to his other career highlights, and whether using pro players is a good thing for Team USA.

We've also posted Doug's complete conversation with Lenny Wilkens.

Do you have a memory of Wilkens or Robertson? Which team was better ... the amateurs of 1960 or the top-flight pros of 1992? Share your thoughts in our comments section below!

This program aired on September 2, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

Doug Tribou Twitter Reporter/Producer
Doug Tribou was formerly a reporter and producer at WBUR and for WBUR's Only A Game.

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