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2010 FIBA world basketball championship successfully concluded; Team USA tops the competition

After 16 years, the United States emerged once again with the gold medal in the recently concluded 2010 FIBA World Basketball Championships held in Turkey. Team USA beat Turkey 81-64 in the finals.

Thanks to Kevin Durant‘s heads up play and Hedo Torkuglo’s knee injury suffered in the very first quarter, the USA team ended the team’s gold medal drought since 1994 in this tournament.

FIBA announced this edition of the world championship as the most successful championship ever.

Mike Kryzewski (USA head coach) had this to say on Kevin Durant: “He elevated. He was on a pretty high floor already but he went close to being in the penthouse. The beauty about Kevin is he’s pure. He’s not trying to do anything except play basketball and get better. I love coaching him and he learned how to be a really great international player in the last five weeks which will help him be an even better NBA player. He’s very genuine. He’s a special guy and definitely a special player.”

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