Becky Hammon will play basketball in this summer’s Olympic Games in
“If you play in this country, live in this country and you grow up in the heartland,” Donovan said, “and you put on a Russian uniform – you are not a patriotic person.”
Two memos for Donovan:
-The Cold War is over. Might want to get with the times.
-Last I checked, Team
So given Hammon’s accolades, why didn’t Team
Ignoring the coaching staff’s roster oversight, let’s examine another important factor: Hammon has long dreamed of playing in the Olympics, and Team
I realize the Olympics, ideally, are about representing your country, but Hammon’s native land made it clear it didn’t want her representation in
Which is stunning from someone as highly respected in women’s basketball as Donovan. If she was really that upset over Hammon playing for
What was Hammon supposed to do? Shrug her shoulders and sit at home because the big, bad U.S. of A. didn't want her?
Hammon’s decision to play for
Besides, it’s not like she’s the first Olympic athlete to play for a country other than that of their birth.