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Re: OT: 2018-2020 USA Basketball Men's National Team - 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics Updated Schedule, Page 13 

Post#301 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 4:21 am

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DeMar's a real one for taking Keldon to Vegas for the Summer League:
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Where the two Gold medal-winning Spurs took a photo while taking in the action:
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And Keldon continued sharing his Gold medal experience throughout the various events he attended:
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Re: OT: 2018-2020 USA Basketball Men's National Team - 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics Updated Schedule, Page 13 

Post#302 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:00 am

Achievements as a result of Team USA winning the Gold medal at the Tokyo Olympics:

* Fourth consecutive - and most challenging - Gold medal:
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* Forty-nine year journey for Pop to win a Gold medal:
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And for Popovich, it completes an Olympic journey that started a half-century ago. He was playing for the United States Air Force Academy, tried unsuccessfully to make the 1972 U.S. Olympic team — “the powers that be actually selected Doug Collins instead of me, it’s hard to believe,” Popovich joked earlier this summer — then accepted the task of replacing Mike Krzyzewski as the U.S. coach for this Olympic cycle.

“Being part of the Olympics has been a dream,” Popovich said.

https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-mens-basketball-usa-gold-977454b20123f22d0aff09cbe53b84cd


* First ever US mother-son duo to win a Gold medal - JaVale and his mom:
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* Jrue Holiday and his wife, Lauren, are now both Olympic Gold medal winners:
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Holiday now is an Olympic gold medalist, just like his wife Lauren was twice with the U.S. women’s national soccer team.

https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-mens-basketball-usa-gold-977454b20123f22d0aff09cbe53b84cd


* Jrue and Khris Middleton join an elite company of NBA players:
Before now, only Scottie Pippen (who did it twice), Michael Jordan, LeBron James and Kyrie Irving had won an NBA title and Olympic gold in the same year.

https://apnews.com/article/2020-tokyo-olympics-mens-basketball-usa-gold-977454b20123f22d0aff09cbe53b84cd


* Kevin Durant reached a pinnacle he shares with few others, and one in which he stands alone (in one fewer Olympics than Carmelo Anthony):
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A part of the gold medalist 2012, 2016 and 2020 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, Kevin Durant finished as the U.S. team’s leading scorer in all three Olympics. In his Olympic appearances, Durant has scored 435 total points (19.8 ppg.) and currently ranks as the USA’s all-time leader for points scored

https://www.usab.com/basketball/players/mens/d/durant-kevin.aspx

Kevin Durant became just the fourth United States male basketball player selected to three or more Olympic Teams

https://www.usab.com/basketball/players/mens/d/durant-kevin.aspx


* Jayson Tatum with the Midas international career, and he's only 23. Feels like he's the link of continuity to the next generation of Team USA players:
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* Team USA earns the right to retain its top ranking:
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Re: OT: 2018-2020 USA Basketball Men's National Team - 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics Updated Schedule, Page 13 

Post#303 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Sep 19, 2021 8:08 am

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Re: OT: 2018-2020 USA Basketball Men's National Team - 2020 (2021) Tokyo Olympics Updated Schedule, Page 13 

Post#304 » by GREY 1769 » Wed Sep 29, 2021 5:06 am

An excerpt from "For Ball and Country"
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And a link to the series:
https://www.peacocktv.com/watch-online/sports/for-ball-and-country/7166877294233420112/seasons/1
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