Spain, US, Argentina to play Olympic warmup event
The United States will play Spain and Argentina in a pre-Olympic
warmup event that marks the 20th anniversary of the arrival of the
The three countries will play a round-robin style tournament at
Palau Sant-Jordi, starting July 22. Spain will face the United
States in a Beijing Olympic gold medal rematch on July 24.
Led by NBA greats Michael Jordan, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson,
the Americans won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Games – the first
Olympics with professional basketball players competing.
London will host this year’s Olympics from July 27-Aug. 12, with
men’s basketball play starting on July 29.