Different culture, same norms?

It won't be long now before the newly assembled 'Dream Team' will be representing in Beijing, trying to bring that lately elusive gold medal home in basketball. The media buildup, at least in this country, has been kind of quiet to me compared to other Olympiad years. Usually we would be sick of NBC bombarding us with promos by now with the event only weeks away.

But while you're hoping Lebron's ankle sprain is not worse than reported, witnessing seminal point guard Jason Kidd's perhaps last performance on an international stage, and watching Michael Redd go 6-8 from behind the line just remember that these guys probably won't even be able to go out and get a drink after the opening ceremonies (b\w Afronerd).

Looks like the Chinese have mimicked some aspects of Western culture perfectly.

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