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Monday, August 25, 2008

BASKETBALL GOLD: U.S. 118, Spain 107

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From left, Chris Bosh, Dwight Howard, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade and Michael Redd on the medal stand as the national anthem was played in Beijing on Sunday. (Harry How/Getty Images)

POSTGAME: What a scene. The U.S. players are dancing and hugging at midcourt like little kids. Coach K is looking on approvingly — a special moment for him, too. What an offensive show! If it wasn’t 4:30 a.m., I’d want to go to the nearest playground and practice lefty runners a la Juan Carlos Navarro. Hats off to Spain for putting on a great show. The U.S. simply had too much offense, too much raw talent, and now Craig Sager is interviewing Dwyane Wade and Kobe Bryant. They’re acting as if they won an NBA title. “I’m so excited, so excited,” Bryant said.

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