Is the international game really better?

Updated: August 31, 2004, 1:08 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN Insider
Monday, I advocated four steps NBA commissioner David Stern should take in response to yet another disappointing performance by Team USA in international competition.

I received hundreds of e-mails from readers in response to the piece over the past 24 hours. On average, about 70 percent of the Insider readers felt that some or all of the changes I talked about needed to happen. However, there were a number of people who sharply disagreed with the assessment that there was anything wrong with the NBA.

Because the topic seems to be a hot one and the league is very, very quiet at the moment, let's dip into the mailbag and hear what folks have to say.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer