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Team USA basketball: a look back

Written by Dominic Wright, July 27, 2016, at 6:01 a.m.


When it comes to basketball there is no doubt that team USA is one of the best. Since 1936 team USA basketball has picked up 14 gold medals. Team USA usually has historic players on the roster as the most famous one back in 1992 which had Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, and more.

No doubt that there has been iconic players on the Olympic team through the years. Players such as Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Carmello Anthony, Chris Paul, Vince Carter, and more have made the Olympics memorable. Let’s take a look back on some of the greatest plays.

A team that had Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, and more put together was a scary sight. A team full of Hall of Famers would have been an easier name but, the Dream Team was a better name that classified the iconic team that was coached by Chuck Daly.

A coach who led the Detroit Pistons to two back to back titles back in 1989 and 1990. The dream team went on to win gold in the 1992 Olympics after a win against Croatia.

Skipping ahead to the 2008 Beijing Olympics where the team was still feared around the world. Players on the 2008 team were Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwayne Wade, Carmello Anthony, and Dwight Howard. This roster held 11 superstars with one of the best college coaches of all time, Coach K.

Throughout the Olympics you had players on this roster who were familiar with playing with one another. Whether it be through the all-star game, or past Olympics. In a video posted by Kietasss you could witness spectacular plays by future hall of fame players.

Throughout the video you see iconic players such as Kobe Bryant prove why he is a legend. As the video continues you witness the scary blocks, cold blooded three-pointers, and ferocious dunks. When it comes to the Olympics, it seems like a world-wide all-star game.

Our players along with other NBA players that play for their country seem to always impress their opponents by smooth ball movement. No doubt that the Olympics is an all-around showcase of talent for the NBA.

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