When it comes to choosing a favorite Olympic memory for Yahoo!'s Memorable Moments, the recency bias of the most-recent gold medal basketball game is too much for me to overcome:
If you didn't stay up until the early hours of the morning to watch it, you missed out on a great game. The United States sent the Redeem Team to Beijing -- LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Dwight Howard and cast plowed through the field on the way to the Gold Medal game. In their way of the gold medal was the team from Spain with a cast of NBA-ers -- Pau and Marc Gasol, Rudy Fernandez, Sergio Rodriguez, Jose Calderon (who was hurt for the title game), and a budding Ricky Rubio.
It was a fantastic battle throughout the game, with the 17-year-old Rubio hanging tough with Paul, Williams, and Jason Kidd. You can re-live my favorite moment with these highlights:
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