Aug 11, 2012; London, United Kingdom; Spain forward Serge Ibaka (14) and USA forward Carmelo Anthony (15) jump for the ball during the men's basketball gold medal game against Spain in the London 2012 Olympic Games at North Greenwich Arena. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
They did it! Spain got feisty as hell and made a game out of it with their zone defense and work around the basket, but LeBron James is really good, Chris Paul is really good, and this USA team is just really goddamn good. I'll miss watching 'em. Vin Diesel will miss watching 'em.
Carmelo Anthony had a relatively quiet outing after he opened the game cookin' soup from outside. Toward the end, he appeared to add a turned ankle to his already strained hamstring. I'm watching the guy hop around in celebration right now, though, and I think he'll be fine. Just rub that gold medal on the sore spot. Melo was a delight to watch during these Olympics, and one can only hope the success in London spills over into the coming NBA season. Same goes for Tyson Chandler.
Congratulations to Melo and Tyson and all of Team USA. That was fun.