Kevin Durant spared the U.S. its most humiliating defeat in any sport at these Olympics by scoring 29 points in an 87-82 victory over France in the gold medal game.
Since the U.S. started using NBA players at the Olympics, never has an American team been as dependent on one player as Gregg Popovich’s team was on Durant.
Here’s more on Lillard’s struggles to find his place within the team’s framework, plus three other takeaways from the U.S. team’s run to a fourth straight gold medal.
What people are saying?
Robert Negron MJ was surrounded by extremely talented teammates and they shared the ball. Think about this: There is no equivalent to MJ, Magic, Malone, Charles in today’s NBA. And we’re still waiting on another Bird! That’s not taking anything away from KD.
rob10101 Durant played on teams w/ less talent & therefore needed more contribution from him to win. The best teams were the initial Dream Teams, not the most recent ones & definitely not the ones w/ Durant. Durant is a great player but best ever? Nah….