Efforts to put ’72 Olympic medals in hoop Hall thwarted


              FILE - U.S. player James Brewer is checked after a hard fall during the team's men's basketball final against the Soviet Union at the Olympics in Munich, Sept. 10, 1972. Russia won 51-50. Members of the 1972 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team have talked about finally retrieving those silver medals they vowed to never accept and left behind in Germany. No, they still don't want them for themselves. They believe the medals belong in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, but the latest attempt to get them from the International Olympic Committee has been thwarted. (AP Photo, File)
Efforts to put ’72 Olympic medals in hoop Hall thwarted