Just watched the video.. totally disagree though, perhaps if the Opals weren't so bent over with seeing Leslies gold medals (although can you blame them, given they were gold and not silver)and concentrated and focused more on how they were going to beat the US, then perhaps they would have made more of a game.
As an Australian basketball fan, I don't have any problem with what Leslie did. Yes, the Americans are full of pride and such ego at times in a sport they have dominated for so long, but it was likely to be Leslie's last games and perhaps they were there to inspire her team. Yes, she could have been more discreet about them but it is not for the Opals to question. If those medals were not there for to inspire her teamates, mark her last games or satisfy personal/team achievement then perhaps the gold medals were there to somewhat play mindgames with the Aussies and put them off their game. If that was the case, it worked.
The Opals as much as I love watching the girls and they sure did us proud even with silver, sound like they are making excuses and being spoiltsports because they didn't win. That is very unsportsmanlike. The Aussie cricketers are always labelled as arrogant, sledgers, bigheads 9and at times I do agree) but until someone learn how to take them on, it seems like such a cop-out for losing opposite teams to blame their loss or highlight their disaggreeance or misfortune on petty things that happened before or after the game. Just get over and learn from it!