When the Soviet Union stunned the U.S. men's basketball team at Seoul, four of its star players met privately to have their picture taken. They were center Arvidas Sabonis and guards Sarunas Marciulionis, Valdemaras Chomicius and Rimas Kurtinaitis.
All are Lithuanian, playing this year under their own flag for the first time.
"You know, when you play for the Soviet Union, it's not your country," said Kurtinaitis. "It is OK, but not like playing for Lithuania."