Sunday, August 12, 2012
USA ! USA ! USA !
this sunday morning, the final day of the 2012 summer olympics, i watched the usa men's basketball team squeak out a win for the gold over a determined and talented spain. in truth, i haven't watched much of usa's previous games coming up to the gold medal game. in hindsight that's a shame. what i saw this morning was something of a marvel to me, that is lebron, kobe, kevin, carmelo et al-- a group of highly paid pros from the various nba teams playing together. here's the amazing part to me, they played as a team, checking egos at the door pledging their willingness to do whatever needed from coach k, working towards a common goal, that being to win the gold; again proving usa is the team to beat. it was neat to see coach k jumping for joy when one of his boys hit a three in the waning seconds of the game to put the usa up by nine. it was neat to see this collection of highly paid pros celebrating the win as one unit. when the final buzzer sounded at last with the usa on top of spain -- 107-100. and even neater still was seeing them step onto the podium as one, arms linked, to accept the gold medal. what impressed me even more was the sight of kobe bryant, kevin durant and others signing along as our national anthem played, tears in the eyes of a few and in mind for sure.