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Dream Team Preps for Tunisia: Volleyball, Human Bench Press

U.S. basketball players relax hours before game with lightly regarded Tunisia



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    The USA Dream Team lives on in London with basketball stars Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, and Carmelo Anthony on the court, but can this collection of stars live up to the gold winning 1992 Dream Team. You decide.

    The Dream Team may not be taking Tunisia too seriously.Then again, they probably don't need to.

    After cruising past France in its opening game, 98-71, the U.S. men's basketball team -- led by a who's who of the NBA including LeBron James and Kobe Bryant -- faces Tunisia Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET.

    So how do the Dream Teamers prep?

    Chris Paul and Russel Westbrook play volleyball with Misty May-Treanor.

    Deron Williams bench-presses some kids (his daughters, we hope) in his bedroom in Olympic Village.

    Coach Mike Krzyzewski does yoga in the gym.

    Not exactly the tunnel focus you expect of Olympians. Then again, Tunisia isn't the stiffest of competition.

    Tunisia is appearing in its first-ever Olympics. The Tunisians lost to Nigeria in their opening game, and they don't have a single NBA player on their roster. Online betting sites have the U.S. favored by more than 50 points.

    So maybe Misty-May Treanor will give Paul and Westbrook their toughest challenge of the day.