The London Olympics Games were officially closed on Sunday night, but not before the latest U.S. Dream team won the gold medal in Men’s basketball. The U.S. defeated a tough Spain team 107-100 behind the fine play of Kevin Durant and LeBron James. The two played brilliantly in Sunday’s games as well as the prior games during the Olympic competition. Durant led the team in scoring on the day with 30 and James scored on a thunderous dunk and sank an important 3-pointer in the last two and a half minutes of the game.
Chris Paul a superstar in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers said the win was like a once in a life time opportunity and I have been able to enjoy it twice. He said nothing compared to playing for an Olympic title or representing your country.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski, the head coach at Duke University, said this would be his last time as Olympic coach. He put all of his players on the court over the last minute of play to allow them all to get the recognition they deserved. Coach K then met James at halfcourt following the final whistle to give the world’s top player a hug.
Four years ago, the same two teams met for the gold medal in Beijing and that too was a tight contest with the eventual winner being the U.S. James who scored 19 points in the game and the retired Michael Jordan are just the only two players to ever; win the NBA title; Olympic Gold medal; the NBA MVP of the regular season; and the MVP of the NBA finals, all during the same season. This game had much interest from online sportsbook websites.
Kobe Bryant added 17 points and announced he would not play in any more Olympics.