Originally posted on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 7/26/12
Heading into the 2012 Olympic basketball tournament, there are the teams that are penciled in to make a serious run at a medal. Teams like the U.S., France, Argentina, and Spain are certainly going to be battling and leading the way for Team Argentina will be San Antonio Spurs' Manu Ginobili. Ginobili will be guiding Argentina to another medal but another South American team hoping to one day be considered a basketball power house is Venezuela. Venezuela competed for a spot to play in London last summer in pre-Olympic qualifiers against Manu and Argentina but did not secure a spot. However, Ginobili heaped praise on the Venezuelan team and says their future is bright. "Venezuela will mature as their soccer. It is a great team and it showed at their Olympic qualifiers. Greivis (Vasquez) is a great player, like Hector (Romero) and Oscar (Torres). They play at a high level on this team." As Manu mentioned, New Orleans Hornets' Greivis Vasquez is a solid player and will be the face of Team
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