"You have a performance to give, you know," said Krzyzewski, who would never demean any team. "Are you doing it on a Wednesday matinee, a Saturday night? It's not who you're playing. You should never judge how you're going to perform or potentially who you're going to play against. You are the person performing, your team is performing. You never want to get into the habit of just getting by, because eventually you don't get by."
After Sunday's game, French forward Nicolas Batum called the U.S. beatable and rattled off Brazil, Argentina and Spain as teams which could upset the U.S.
Kobe Bryant wasn't aware of the comments, but he agreed with them.
"He's right," Bryant. "Everybody does have a shot to beat us, absolutely."
And he meant it.
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