Kevin Durant leads USA men’s basketball to gold medal
Team USA won two of its games by less than 10 points. Apparently, that was somewhat of a story. But the bottom line held true for LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and their NBA compatriots. After going undefeated and beating Spain 107-100 in the final game, the American squad, as expected, brought home the gold medal.
And while it was certainly a team effort, Kevin Durant solidified his status as international star with an Olympic record 156 points to lead the way. In a previous Inspiring Athletes interview, the surprisingly low-key athlete talked about how his faith has impacted his approach to playing the game.
“I’ve just got to be thankful to the Lord for what the gifts He’s given me,” he said. “My gift back to Him is to always be humble and to always try to work as hard as I can. I’ve got to continue to be that way.”
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