Small quiz to start. Will you find the two best American markers of the 1998 World Cup? If so, bravo: you know how to handle Google brilliantly, or your knowledge of basketball is limitless, because Jimmy Oliver and Wendell Alexis have not marked the spirits in the NBA – the first has made some freelancers without shining, the second. .. did not play. That year, due to a conflict between the players' union and the league that resulted in a lockout (employer strike), Team USA had to compose its team of academics and expatriates. As a result, a mediocre team had brought back from Greece a dull bronze medal. Since then, the United States has never been deprived of donning each year their most valuable NBA pearls, especially during Olympic milestones.