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Team USA Basketball
Mike Krzyzewski is 65 years old. You could be forgiven if you didn’t believe that at first, though, considering he doesn’t look all that different now than he did 20 years ago. And as the above clip from Team USA’s gold medal win yesterday demonstrates, Coach K also possesses the leaping ability of a much younger man. [SB Nation]
For the second time this week, the United States men’s basketball team played Argentina, and for the second time this week, Argentina hung around early. The U.S. lead was just 10 with less than four minutes to go in the third quarter… and then, the best player on the planet decided he’d seen enough.
We know that Spain will be one of the teams competing for Olympic gold in men’s basketball, and at 4 p.m. Eastern, the U.S. will try to set up a 2008 gold medal game rematch when it takes on Argentina for the second time at the Games. Problem! You’re not by a television. Solution! After the jump.
If you can’t stand to watch the best and brightest stars from the NBA compete in the Olympics, you’ll probably want to cover your ears as you sound out cheers from the contingent on the opposite side of the spectrum, as they celebrate at least one more Summer Olympics that will feature a U.S. Dream Team and a heavy dose of NBA talent.
At the end of the third quarter of Team USA’s eventual 126-97 win over Argentina, Carmelo Anthony launched a three, only to be clotheslined in his [insert your favorite penis euphemism here] by the youngest member on Argentina’s squad, 21-year-old Facundo Campazzo. Watch Coach K and the Americans come to the defense of Carmelo Anthony and his genitals after the jump.
I know, I know. They had to wear the hats. Still, look at LeBron James and Deron Williams. Laugh, will you?