Sunday, August 3, 2008

Quick USA Basketball Thoughts

The USA Basketball Team is playing live as I speak vs. Russia. As I am watching it they lead 31-21 a little into the 2nd quarter.

Russia is playing a match-up zone on Team USA and it's working somewhat on the Americans. They're doing a great job of keeping Lebron and Kobe out of the lane and keeping Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh away from the hoop.

But it's not stopping the USA's outside shooting. Kobe, Dwyane Wade, and Michael Redd have been draining quite a few three's.

Watching these exhibition games is getting me excited for the Olympics. I really hope we will win the gold and I think we will.

Watching this team is a lot different then in years passed. This team has actual team chemistry; they share the ball and look for good and open shots. They don't force much and they play terrific defense, which wasn't the case the past several years.

In the end I think the United States will get it done and win it's first gold since 2000. This team is on a mission and Coach K is doing a terrific job keeping these guys focused and helping them win. Kobe Bryant, Lebron James, Dwight Howard, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Paul will be just too much for any other team too handle.

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