United States men's national basketball team

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The USA Basketball Men's National Team, commonly known as the United States men's national basketball team, is the most successful team in international competition, winning medals in all eighteen Olympic tournaments it has entered, including fifteen golds. The team won Olympic gold medals in the professional time in 1992, 1996, 2000, 2008, 2012, and 2016.

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

The official 12-man roster:

USA National Basketball Team roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) 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


Olympic medal record[change | change source]

FIBA World Cup record[change | change source]

  • 1950: 2nd
  • 1954: Champion
  • 1959: 2nd
  • 1963: 4th
  • 1967: 4th
  • 1970: 5th
  • 1974: 3rd
  • 1978: 5th
  • 1982: 2nd
  • 1986: Champion
  • 1990: 3rd
  • 1994: Champion
  • 1998: 3rd
  • 2002: 6th
  • 2006: 3rd
  • 2010: Champion
  • 2014: Champion
  • 2019: 7th

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