Team USA gets ready for main rival

With Spain showing a poker face, Kobe and Co. ready for exhibition challenge

Originally Published: July 23, 2012
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

BARCELONA, Spain -- One by one, Spain's most familiar NBA faces stopped to chat with the small group of American reporters traveling with Team USA before the Olympics, each of them sounding as though they just left a mind-games briefing with San Antonio's bluff-loving Gregg Popovich.

Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol on Tuesday night's Spain-USA showdown here at the Palau Sant Jordi: "I think it's going to be a good test, but I don't think it's going to determine who's better or not. … ...

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