A wise man once said, “If you ain’t first, you’re last.” There are silver and bronze medals, but not for Team USA. All these blowouts against the scraps of the minor league teams are for nothing if the U.S. does not win gold. Yesterday the men destroyed Nigeria 156-73. They broke the Olympic record for most points in a game with more than 4 minutes still to play, and set U.S. records for 3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage (71).
After a lackluster first half against Tunisia, Team USA managed to shrug off the doubts and took the match 110-63. Journalists quickly pounced on the US’s minor weaknesses and lauded the idea of the 2012 team beating the 1992 squad.