The NBA players going into the London 2012 Olympic Games are looking strong and expectations in the United States are high. LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony are at the top of the basketball game, with an undefeated exhibition run following their every move. The US has a very strong collection of players, all hoping to show what they can do as soon as the Games begin. In the tuneup games, the American team beat both Spain and Argentina, the two teams that are considered to be their biggest rivals at the Olympics.
The team has only been training together for about three weeks, however they are sounding confident in their abilities and happy with the way that their teamwork has been developing. So while American basketball fans wait for the Games to begin, occupying their time with other things like playing on OnlinePoker.com and having lunches with friends, they can rest easy in the knowledge that their team, full of NBA players, are feeling confident about their chances. The team may not have the tallest players, however LeBron James has said that they have a lot of players that “play above their height”. He said that “it’s not about height. It’s about the determination inside.”
According to playmaker Kobe Bryant, the American team also has a lot of speed, which will give them a good head start and hopefully ensure that they stay at the top of their game throughout the competition. The American basketball team will play in Group A, with the likes of Argentina, France and Nigeria, while Group B will include teams such as Britain, Spain, Russia and China. As long as the US team is able to adjust to the way of playing in Europe, then they have a good chance and their country will be on their side.