Congrats team USA on the utter domination they displayed in Spain. I will say that team USA got really lucky when Spain was eliminated in the quarterfinal. That loss changed the whole tournament. Instead of having to play a team that is dominant in the post they played an under-manned Serbian team.
No matter who they played however, this win was still huge. No team was within 21 points at the end of the game and that kind of domination is what we like to see in international basketball. USA basketball is still the best in the world and that isn’t likely to change any time soon. However, competition is the name of the game and without any real competition the game will suffer. People will question the legitimacy of every victory.
Basketball isn’t likely to be kicked out of the olympics like softball was just a few years ago, but a few Team USA losses might be needed. If the US continues it’s dominance, even without 5 or 6 of it’s best players, Basketballs international tournaments might become a thing of the past.