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Team USA Wins Basketball Gold, Beats Spain, Gets Mike Krzyzewski To Do Something He's Never Done Before

Gold for the 2012 Dream Team proved to be a bit more elusive than expected, as foul trouble and a pesky Spanish team led to a 107-100 win, one locked up by a clever Chris Paul drive that led to coach Mike Krzyzewski leaping into the air as if he'd just purchased a Toyota. He's stepping down after today to allow someone else to lead Team USA.

Kevin Durant scored 30 and LeBron James poured in 19 in joining Michael Jordan as the only basketball players in history to win an NBA MVP, NBA Championship, and Olympic gold medal in the same year. Pau Gasol paced Spain with 24 points and suffered a nasty gash on the face after being fouled hard by LeBron James.

This is a Deadspin Video, in which strange sports moments are slowed down to ridiculous speeds and matched with indie music. This video features "Very Peculiar Feeling" by Allen Clapp. See previous episodes here.

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