Olympics

Ranking Every USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Team

Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.
Of the 17 USA Olympic Men’s Basketball Teams, the 1992 Dream Team remains the gold standard.

The 2016 United States Olympic Men’s Basketball Team is expected to soar to the gold medal in Rio. Even without LeBron James, Chris Paul, Steph Curry, Russell Westbrook and a handful of other NBA All-Stars who declined an invite, Team USA is by far the best team in the tournament. But where does this Olympic team stack up with previous Team USA squads?

 

Here’s a rankings rundown of the 17 USA men’s basketball teams in Olympic history:

 

5 Greatest Summer Olympic Moments of the Past 30 Years

Kerri Strug's gritty, gold medal-clinching vault in the 1996 Summer Games in Atlanta will never be forgotten
5 Greatest Summer Olympic Moments of the Past 30 Years

A great Olympic moment is relative to the country you live in and the year you were born. The times we see our fellow countrymen succeed are the moments that are truly etched in our memories.

 

5 Obscure Sports Worth Watching at the 2016 Summer Olympics

10 Greatest Summer Olympics Individual Performances of All-Time

Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10 in 1976 forever changed gymnastics
10 Greatest Summer Olympics Individual Performances of All-Time

The majority of Americans refer to the “Miracle on Ice” in Lake Placid in 1980 as the greatest U.S. Olympic moment of all time. Others would like to argue that the 1992 U.S. Men’s Basketball Team (the original “Dream Team”) put on the most dominant athletic display in relation to its competition at the Summer Olympics in Barcelona.

5 Worst Summer Olympic Host Cities of All-Time

The world's attention will be focused on Rio de Janeiro as it hosts the upcoming Summer Olympics
5 Worst Summer Olympic Host Cities of All-Time

When it is all said and done, Rio de Janeiro may be considered the worst host ever of the Summer Olympics. Between Zika, political strife, crime, recession, and plumbing and electricity issues in the Olympic Village, the world is watching and asking, “What’s next?”

The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time

Examining some of the strangest sports in the history of the Summer Games
The Weirdest Olympic Sports of All-Time
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The 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro will soon commence. Athletes from across the globe will come together to compete in 42 different Olympic sport disciplines. The vast majority of them, such as swimming, gymnastics, basketball and track and field are widely recognized. These Summer Games also will mark the return of golf after more than a century and the debut of rugby sevens.

Every Summer Olympic Medal (Slideshow)

8 Most Expensive Summer Olympic Stadiums

A look at the most expensive Summer Olympic venues in recent memory.

It’s no secret that the Olympic Games cost a lot of money to produce. After all, it’s the largest international sports competition and it’s an event that attracts the attention of the world.

 

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