We know that playing in front of an important person can add a lot of pressure to a situation, but for a while, it looked like Team USA was going to wilt with President Obama in attendance. Fortunately for the POTUS, he won't be blamed for a Team USA exhibition loss, as LeBron James led his squad to an 80-69 win over Brazil. We know that America is practically already penciled in to win the gold, but do you see their slow start against Brazil as something to worry about?
Sign of concern?
LeBron James and the rest of Team USA eventually had the game under control, but not every team is going to roll over like Brazil did.
Team USA is the prohibitive favorite, but it's no guarantee that the U.S. will take gold in the sport it invented.
Chances vs. Spain?
Spain is probably Team USA's top competitor at the Olympics, with players like Pau Gasol rounding out a solid squad.