Team USA and Spain are just about ready to tip off their gold medal game for the men's basketball final at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London and it's clear that players on both sides are jazzed for the chance to go for the gold at this level against such a celebrated team on both sides. Not only is this a rematch of the 2008 gold medal game, but it's also a meeting of several top tier NBA players.
"It's a huge opportunity," Pau Gasol said. "Very few people get a chance to compete in a final, an Olympic final, in their careers, in their lives, and we are so fortunate that we have our second chance."
"We want to win. It don't matter. We still believe that if we win by one or two points, we're still going to believe that this team is better than '08," Carmelo Anthony said. "It's out the roof. It's my second gold-medal game to be a part of, with this team, with this group of guys. And just to know the excitement level that everybody has for this game, it's going to be exciting."
The two teams tip off at 9am CT.