The United States Team USA basketball team defeats Angola 97-76 in the final score.  It is very exciting to see the U.S basketball team performing so well in the Beijing Olympics.  They appear to have taken to heart the challenge of bringing back the Gold Medal to the place where basketball was invented.  Many years ago, in Springfield Massachusets, home of the basketball hall of fame, Dr. James Naismith invented basketball.  Since then, the NBA has become the most famous basketball league in the world and now the Olympic games have players from the NBA representing different teams all over the world.

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The U.S. Team is going to have to prepare heavily for each game and put its best effort into each game.  Complacency could lead to an upset by any team.  Team USA will have to show that 2008 is the year to reclaim America's glory in the Olympics for basketball and will have to put forth an equivalent effort.  The Summer Olympics in Beijing are a great place to showcase the talent pool of basketball players from around the world.  The Chinese will have Yao Ming representing them, and will provide a formidable opponent for all of their challengers.  Argentina is coming in as defending Gold Medalists.  Germany has Dirk Nowtizki leading the way.  The style of play in the Olympics is different than the style of play in the NBA, generally.  It appears that Team USA will attempt to dictate the pace of the games and force an uptempo game.  This is in their favor, in my opinion, as their atheletic ability and skill level is well suited to run and gun against all comers.  The next Olympic Men's basketball games will start soon in 2010.

It is going to be fun to watch. Go U.S.A!  This article was written by the site owner and administrator of  My Baseball Card Space

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