The United States men's basketball team has been enjoying an easy going the past few days. The team survived a sluggish first half against Tunisia to rout their opponents in the second half and steamrolled the Nigerian team. Team USA also dominated the French in their opening game.
The Americans have looked like the favorites to repeat in the 2012 Summer Olympics. They are by far the most athletic team and feature a bevy of NBA All-Stars on their roster. On paper the team should walk through anything that steps in front of them.
Of course, as American basketball fans are well aware, the starpower of the USA doesn't always equate to success. The team has sputtered on the big stage before and has a few tough tests remaining before taking the podium as everyone expects.
There's an old nemesis waiting in the last game of Pool play with a few surprises waiting for them in the "win or go home" stretch of the Olympic Games.