Losing Blake Griffin was a downer; the thought of another month of teeth rattling dunks was a nice perk courtesy of the Olympics. Darn. I guess we’ll have to be satisfied with LeBron James slamming the rock home instead.
Team USA was not looking too good for much of the game Monday night, but here and there we did see bits of brilliance from the guys, like the play in the above video.
Much like he did during the Conference Finals this past NBA season, LeBron picked the team up on his shoulders and led it to victory. He led the way with 30 points on the night to help Team USA overcome a 10 point deficit to win 80-69.
Coack K will have a couple days and a really long plane ride to get the team better prepared for their next exhibition game against Great Britian in London on Thursday.