USA 118, Spain 107

Spain brought its A game to the final, but so did Kobe Bryant and Dwayne Wade and Team USA prevails in a rather exciting fourth quarter. I maintain that this was LeBron’s team but in the final he was Kevin Garnett to Bryant’s Paul Pierce — the glue, but willing to let the hotter hand have the spotlight. As for the¬†Spaniards, Pau Gasol was much better in this game but not better than his brother Marc, who gave Team USA fits inside. And the guard combo of Navarro and Fernandez was lights-out all night long. A churl could say that nobody played much defense but in truth this was what the game looks like when the rules favor fluid movement instead of the bump-and-grind the NBA has become since the Pistons’ 1989 and 1990 titles.

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One Response

  1. D-Wade was the best player out there. They won because of him not stupid Kobe Bryant.

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