I sure would like to hear the context, and maybe the tone, surrounding these comments. I guess they could have been joking but I doubt it. And even if they were, how they thought this was appropriate comedic material will forever escape me. Some people have no class.
I think the missing piece here is USA Basketball is not looking to make the 2010 & 2012 teams out of this group of guys alone. Some of these players will make the (30+) player pool from which the actual final rosters are chosen.