What appears to have been the last American Dream Team sure gave us a lot of entertainment. But now that it's all over it's time to wrap up and see what we learned.
Before these games, there was a bit of controversy as both Kobe and LeBron thought this current team "could" defeat the original Dream Team. When the games ended, this current edition posted the second largest margin of victory. When we consider that the international competition has improved in the past 20 years, maybe Kobe and LeBron were on to something.
There's been a lot of talk about how Gabby will become a new role model for young black girls everywhere. She may even inspire many to take up gymnastics or follow other Olympic dreams. That's great, but I don't think it stops there.
Rather than attempt to credit the coaching, or system, or team chemistry, I think the evidence strongly suggests the success of the 2008 Redeem Team was mostly about the players who played four years ago.
People were outraged when Kobe Bryant said his 2012 roster could beat 1992's Dream Team but quite frankly he's right!
In this new video with Noah Coslov of CineSport, I break down why LeBron James will be playing power forward for Team USA and why that's a good thing for the Americans.
Cole Hamels of the Phillies gets a six-year deal worth about $140 million making him the second highest paid pitcher behind the Yankees CC Sabathia.
Naturally I assumed China would be rooting for him during the Games. But I've met several Chinese people here who are backing the U.S. basketball team hands down.