American basketball at the Olympics

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1992 Men's Basketball Team (Barcelona) - The Dream Team[change | edit source]

In 1989, FIBA, international basketball's governing body, allowed professional NBA players to participate in the Olympics for the first time. Before the 1992 Summer Olympics, only European and South American professionals were allowed to play in the Olympics.


1992 roster

2008 Men's Basketball Team (Beijing) - The Redeem Team[change | edit source]

The official 12-man roster:

Players Coaches
Pos. # Nat. Name Ht. Wt. From
F/C 4 United States Boozer, Carlos 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 266 lb (121 kg) Utah Jazz
PG 5 United States Kidd, Jason 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Dallas Mavericks
SF 6 United States James, LeBron 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Cleveland Cavaliers
PG 7 United States Williams, Deron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Utah Jazz
SG 8 United States Redd, Michael 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Milwaukee Bucks
SG 9 United States Wade, Dwyane 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 216 lb (98 kg) Miami Heat
SG 10 United States Bryant, Kobe 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Los Angeles Lakers
C 11 United States Howard, Dwight 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Orlando Magic
F/C 12 United States Bosh, Chris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Toronto Raptors
PG 13 United States Paul, Chris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) New Orleans Hornets
SF 14 United States Prince, Tayshaun 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Detroit Pistons
SF 15 United States Anthony, Carmelo 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Denver Nuggets
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
Team Physician
Athletic Trainer

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • from field describes last
    pro club before the tournament


American men's medal record[change | edit source]