With the start of the NFL season and the Colorado Rockies going on one of their patented September runs, you may have missed the news that Team USA has been competing for the FIBA World Championship in basketball.

The Denver Nuggets’ Chauncey Billups was key in helping the team win the gold medal yesterday in Turkey for the first time in 16 years. Outlets like Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News agree that this wasn’t an easy win for Team USA, and both praise Billups’ leadership and experience.