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1998 FIBA World Championship

Bronze Medal

A labor dispute precluded NBA players from taking part in the defense of America's world title. USA Basketball enlisted a collection of players from the CBA and European leagues, including "Fab Five" member Jimmy King and future NBA All-Star post man Brad Miller. But the virtual unknowns fell short of gold, dropping a 66-64 decision to Russia in the semis before salvaging bronze with an 84-61 win over Greece in the third-place game.
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