Team USA Wins FIBA Gold September 3, 2007Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Team USA walked away with gold on Sunday after defeating Argentina in the FIBA American championship game.
Lebron James led the way with a team record 31 points, helping USA defeat Argentina with a final score of 118-81. James was 8-11 from 3-point land which is also a record, and shot an amazing 76 percent from the field.
Team USA averaged 116.7 points in the tournament and were never really challenged by an opponent, as they had a perfect record of 10-0. The next stop for USA will be next summer where they will compete for the gold medal in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China.
There will never be another Dream Team, but this current USA team is probably the closest replica fans will ever get to see. They played extremely well together and played great individual and team defense. Kobe Bryant emerged as the leader of the team, and Michael Red provided the answer to the subpar 3-point shooting of USA teams of the past.
I’m glad to see USA is back on top and will most likely remain on top. The scary thing is that this team is still missing some of the NBA’s best players.