Team USA vs. Spain: Olympic Podcast and Eyewitness Preview for Gold-Medal Game

Joel C. Cordes@@bballJoelNBA Associate EditorAugust 11, 2012

Basketball powerhouses collide yet again...
Basketball powerhouses collide yet again...David Ramos/Getty Images

As Team USA gear up for their 2008 rematch against Spain in the gold-medal game, it's also time to step back and enjoy the 2012 Olympic experience while it still lasts.

Los Angeles Lakers featured columnist Howard Ruben has been attending the Olympic Games from start to finish. He joins NBA assistant editor Joel Cordes on this episode of Basketball by Association to give us an inside look at the historic event.

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Having seen the tournament's basketball teams in person, Howard shares the memories and impressive performances that he'll never forget. Using his scouting of both squads, he'll also help preview the final matchup between Team USA and Spain.

It's not just about basketball, though; Howard sums up the entire experience after attending numerous other Olympic events throughout the past two weeks.

Finally, I couldn't let a Lakers FC out the door without bringing up the Dwight Howard trade.

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