2004 the team was too young...after all they had SCRUBS on that team.
Richard Jefferson, Stephon Marbury, Shawn Marion, Duncan, Iverson...beside Duncan the rest aren't exactly NBA elite players...
Melo, Amare, Boozer, Okafor, Wade were all too young and barely played nor were they good enaugh to play at that time.
2006 the problem was arrogance and lack of chemistry.
The current team is WAY WAY better than those teams in terms of talent.
It was always obvious, the only team that can beat Team USA is team USA themselves.
"It is not how big you are, it is how big you play"
"Basketball doesn't build character. It reveals it"
"Be strong in body, clean in mind, lofty in ideals"