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Team USA vs. Spain – Gold Medal Game Recap

August 12, 2012 BY / 15

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Team USA has done it again. It wasn’t as easy as some expected, with our men’s Olympic basketball squad being tested a couple of times during these summer games, but now that it’s all said and done our elite group is going home with the gold. Their final hurdle was the Spanish national team, one of the deepest in terms of NBA players with big names like the brothers Gasol and Serge Ibaka putting in work.

The rematch of the 2008 Beijing meeting between USA and Spain served up another nail-biter for basketball fans worldwide, with the Spanish squad bringing things within one point at the halfway mark. With their work cut out for them Team USA rose to the challenge; Kevin Durant pulled down 30, Kobe continued to be one of the hardest working players in the world, Chris Paul had his deft play on full display, and LeBron James closed out his incredible run over the past nine months with some huge highlight plays and an Olympic gold medal. Turning to the sneaker side of things there were a few notable shake ups: Chris Paul hit the court in the upcoming Jordan CP3.VI, Durant showed up in the NIKE iD version of the Nike Zoom KDIV ‘USA’ rather than the retail release, Kobe skipped out on his gold medal sneaks, and LeBron of course wowed the world with the debut of his Nike LeBron X (more on that later). Click through for a huge gallery featuring highlights from Team USA vs. Spain match and stick with us for more Olympic sneaker updates throughout the day. Photos: HP/yahoo





















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Kev Loco
Kev Loco

Who else saw the team spaz out and singing that new rick ross song hold me back? i was getting hyped too haha

Jerronimo
Jerronimo

The crew shot is nice. I'm savin that!

Kev Loco
Kev Loco

Everybody WRECKD shop! U S A! Good Game Spain

Allen Summers
Allen Summers

Finally found a picture with all the players and their medals. I now have my new wallpaper until NBA season starts.

Cut Up
Cut Up

The Lebron X is more like a B Ball shoe now. The L9 was as well but it had a flavor to it that made it fly to rock in many different settings. I am sure I will cop one of the many colorways they release of the X. It still has to grow on me a while first. Once I get em on feet that will let me know what the deal is.

As if we didn't know that the US was gonna win gold!

Jonathan Broder
Jonathan Broder

like those bron X...why didnt bron rock the gold medal edition and why didnt kb and durant rock their gold medal editions..it is the gold medal game..isn't that the point?? 

MarioBonoan
MarioBonoan

What is harden holding? His teddy bear gold edition?

ABoog
ABoog

Tyson got the finger in his face lol! Can we get the Kobe VII gold medal release date for heaven sake

XtianMiranda
XtianMiranda

what are those gray sneakers that they wore on the medal ceremony?

 



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