Great Olympic moments: Beijing 2008 Men's Basketball Final 

The United States team steps on to the podium to receive the gold medal after defeating Spain in the gold medal game during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
The United States team steps on to the podium to receive the gold medal after defeating Spain in the gold medal game during the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

With Tokyo 2020 now just one year away, it’s time to relive some of the greatest Olympic moments in history. Today, 9 August 2020, the Beijing 2008 men's basketball final

The schedule for Tokyo 2020 has been confirmed, venues announced and while athletes around the world are busy gearing up to qualify for the greatest show on Earth, it's time to enjoy 16 days full of the most unforgettable, inspiring and exciting memories from the past as preparations for Tokyo 2020 gather pace!

Beijing 2008 Men's Basketball Final

For some, this was the redemption match for Team USA after losing the gold medal in Athens 2004 against Argentina.

This time, the 'Dream Team' were even hungrier to triumph, but their rivals were not easy: Spain. A team that featured the likes of Pau Gasol, Rudy Fernandéz, Ricky Rubio. However, Kobe Bryant and Dwyane Wade had other ideas and scored 20 and 27 points respectively. Eventually, Team USA defeated a colossal Spanish team 107-118 in one of the most dramatic Olympic Basketball finals in history.

Men's Basketball Final | Beijing 2008 | Great Olympic Moments
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