1972 Munich Olympics- Basketball Final. Soviets End American Dominance-With A Little Help From Their Friends

basketball3: Soviet team scoring winning point at the

The video tells the story. keep in mind the college players played for the US back then. Some of the best college players couldn’t even be bothered to show up. ,Bill Walton was the best player in the college game. He wasn’t there. Hank Iba the coach. In his day Hank Iba was a great coach. His day was the 1940’s. His style of basketball went against the talent he had. He was a half court -play slowly style of coach. He had players who could run and were athletic. If Hank Iba had just turned them loose they would have won this game by 20. They lost the Olympics the day they named Hank Iba the coach.  They were ripped off in the end. No player on the American team ever accepted their silver medal. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a team out outright cheated out of a game like this team was. It was to quote Woody Allen- a travesty of a mockery of a sham.