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Since the disastrous 2004 games in Athens, the value of gold worldwide has more than doubled. But for members of the USA Men's Basketball team, the gold they earned Sunday was priceless. The...
Had it gone in, it would have been a six-point game at the half. A half in which the Americans had only two assists on 21 buckets and missed 10 of their 20 free throws and 10 of their 13 3-pointers while displaying virtually none of the ferocity that had carried them into the medal round on a wave of positive vibes.
But the shot missed, and Chris Bosh corralled the rebound and made a quick outlet pass to Williams, who already had turned upcourt.
"I looked up and saw I had time to get off a shot," Williams said. "When I caught it, it was about three seconds. I thought I could make it to the basket, a big man came up and I thought I could go by him and get to the basket, but he kept backing up, and I rose up for the 3."
What was striking about the 3 was the way Williams kept his cool and was able to get his feet set right at the base of the 3-point arc. The form was perfect, and the shot was, too.
"Usually a jump shot is better [than a runner]. That's the way you practice it," Williams said.
The sequence amounted to somewhat of a six-point swing in the final six seconds, and the Americans had a 55-43 lead going into the locker room.
Or why the U.S. fans are already starting a "Car-los Boo-zer, Car-los Boo-zer" chant, calling for the closest thing this team has to a walk-on.