With five wins and no losses, Team USA’s quest for the gold medal has gone largely unchallenged, with only one close call against Lithuania on August 4th, 99-94. The rest of their games have been largely blowouts, winning by margins of at least twenty.
There have been a few funny moments, like Tunisia’s Mohamed Hadidane asking for Kobe Bryant’s autograph after the U.S. had won 110- 64. Another came when No. 1 draft pick Anthony Davis went to enter the blowout game against Nigeria. He started taking off his warm-ups when he realized … he’d forgotten his jersey. Maybe we can chalk this up to a rookie mistake?
Chris Paul has been having an anxious two weeks. His wife Jada is pregnant with their second child, and Paul is imploring her to hold off until he can come home to be there. He says he would fly six hours home for the birth if it becomes possible.
When Bryant claimed that this 2012 team could be the revered 1992 Dream Team, a debate sparked that has since turned into a wildfire. This article shows what happened when the two teams were entered into a simulated game. But this article matches up the stats of LeBron James with Air Jordan, giving a good rebuttle.
So here are the best pictures of basketball so far, and keep cheering as USA still has two more games to play.
We have a lot more pictures of these superstars back at Newscom.
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