USA Women’s Basketball have been on a mission since arriving in London for the 2012 Olympics.. While France fired the first two points USA fired second and dominated with firepower only made in the US of A. France ran out of ammunition and USA’s mission #OperationGold has been accomplished.
In my first blog I wrote that USA women would dominate in London, like the nursery rhyme they would make the London Bridges come falling down. USA played ball when they stepped on the court the other teams just played. USA played to win the other teams played to see what might happen. They showed the world how to play on both ends of the court. They were impressive on the defensive end as well as the offensive end because they play with the same passion and drive on each end of the court.
In any sport it’s hard to keep that competitive edge when your beating a team by 30 or 40 points in a game. USA’s focus throughout every game has been unreal. They don’t take a play off they but instead they try to dominate every play. They believe they are the best at the game and they know it is more than a game. Diana Taurasi said it best in this you tube video “WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE WORLD KNOWS THE GAME OF BASKETBALL IS OURS..”
With a world record 5 straight Gold Medals not only is the game ours but so is Olympic Gold!
USA Women’s Basketball team dominated Angola today 90-38 reaching 9 points in Group A preliminary round. Sylvia Fowles did not play due to a sore foot but even that wouldn’t give Angola a chance. The only chance they would have had in this game is if Big Syl would have sat out the game and changed nationalities. We all know it’s to late for that to happen. USA women are just too dominant-D.O.M.I.N.A.N.T meaning
Does everything better than the other team
Overpowers teams inside and out
Makes everything look easy
Inside the paint they are unstoppable
Nobody will be able to beat them
Always the best team on the court
Nothing is acceptable for the team but the Gold Medal
T E A M with 12 All-Stars and no I in team.
D.T. Diana Taurasi Da Truth is baccccccccck!
Brazil Women’s National Team usually known for its running game had to put the brakes on last night against USA’s full-court pressure. The USA National Team’s dominance on the defensive end forced Brazil into 25 turnovers. Team USA was also dominant in their half-court offense and defense, frustrating two of Brazil’s star players and WNBA players, Erika Desouza & Izze Iziane Castro, into early foul-trouble.
Head coach, Geno Auriemma had the team focused and from their first lead of the game they never looked back. As I stated in an earlier blog this team is destined to arrive in London and make those London bridges come falling down. They are just to tough, too athletic, too deep, too smart, too tall, too quick, too explosive and too well coached not to win the Gold.
Diana Taurasi Da Truth is BACCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCK! Being side-lined for most of the WNBA season it was great to see her back on the court. She was 4 out of 7 from the 3pt line scoring from way beyond the arc and as always making it look easy. At one point it was unclear whether she would be healthy enough for the Olympics but she erased all doubt last night coming of the bench tallying 16 points and seven assist.
Last but not least, missed shots rarely make highlights or re-plays but the two dunk attempts by Chicago’s Sky, Sylvia Fowles and Atlanta’s Dream, Angel McCoughtry AMac bought much excitement to a game that was over in the 1st quarter. Sylvia or “Big Syl” as I like to call her, at 6’6 stole the ball at half-court and went in for a one-handed slam. She missed with the ball rimming out but the aggressiveness was great to see.
Angel missed the dunk but it looked good; A for Effort
The 6’1′ Angel McCoughtry after a steal of her own tried to show Big Syl how it was done by attempting a one-handed dunk of her own. Since her days at Louisville this young woman has shown no fear. She missed the dunk but she gets an A for effort. I have nothing but love for someone with that type of passion, guts and fearlessness to go after it. I also have nothing but love for this game!