The first time Team USA met Spain in the preliminary round in London, the Americans proved they were the best during that time outscoring the Spaniards by 22 points [100-78].
In that same game, Spain had decided to rest their star and NBA center, Marc Gasol due to injury so it was clear that Spain still had more to give.
As everyone expected, Team USA and Spain were the last two teams standing competing for the gold medal at the 2012 Olympics. This time, Marc Gasol would be playing as Spain tries to prove their worth to Team USA.
It sounded good, and while Spain managed to play its best game at the Olympics, it still wasn’t enough to rout the United States. Led by All-Star Kevin Durant and his 30 points, the Americans conquered the pressure and finished Spain with the final score of 107-100.
It’s great to see Kobe Bryant win this gold medal, especially because you know this will be the 33-year-old’s last Olympic title.
With this victory, the United States continue to still be the dominant basketball country in the world at the Olympic games posting a 130-5 record against its opponents.
To the USA players, it’s all about doing it for the country.
“It’s all about the USA,” said James. “It’s all about the three letters on the chest.”
About Blog Surface
If you’re someone with a sports passion or athletic inclination, then subscribe to Blog Surface and join this ever-growing community of the world’s greatest sports fans!