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Duke and Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski showed up to talk to students camping out for basketball tickets yesterday, and relayed a really strange anecdote about the time he met Beyonce and how she made him feel like a little kid.
Over the summer, various rumblings had Mike Krzyzewski stepping down from his position as head coach of USA basketball. Moments ago on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike In The Morning,” Coach K confirmed that fate: beginning this summer, Jerry Colangelo and the rest of USA basketball will hunt for a new coach for the World Championships in Madrid in 2014.
USA Basketball released a video of Team USA’s bloopers from their recent Olympic trip, and it’s actually funny. Although it’s dripping with that “aw shucks they’re just regular guys” sentiment, take it for what it is – people being people.
That’s “gold or bust, bitch,” for those of you unable to decipher the censoring. Doug Collins is still bitter about the ’72 Munich games, when the Soviets defeated the Yanks 51-50 after some shenanigans with the clock and a called timeout, causing the final play to be replayed twice. So when Team USA took home gold earlier this morning, Collins knew exactly what type of pressure Team USA had been under. Back in ’72, when Collins’ Team USA squad took silver, the Americans had never lost an Olympic basketball game before.
Celebrate! Team USA won the gold medal a few moments ago against Spain, knocking off Spain, the Gasol brothers, and others, 107-100. Kevin Durant scored 30 points and LeBron James displayed his usual brilliance with 19 points, 7 rebounds and three assists. So the US didn’t quite cover the 21-point spread, but still. We won, to no one’s surprise.
Kobe Bryant thinks this year’s Team USA could beat the famed 1992 squad. Although this initially sounds like blasphemy, it’s not that crazy when you look at the matchups.
Blake Griffin dunks the ball a lot, and powerfully so. At Team USA practice, he decided to toss the ball off the gym wall behind the backboard, corral it off the bounce and slam it through the hoop with his usual out-of-this-world ferocity.
Spain hammered USA 4-0 in an international friendly that surely reminded the Americans of the still vast gap between itself and the elite footballing nations.
Last night, after Team USA’s nailbiting victory over the heavily favored Canadians in men’s hockey, fellow Mediaite writer Anthony DeRosa called it “the greatest hockey game you never saw.” Yet I think he overstates his point. For a game “no one saw,” why were topics like “Ryan Miller,” “MSNBC” and “GO USA” trending?