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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:


LeBron James Has Strong History Against Golden State Warriors

In his past two games against Golden State, LeBron James has combined for 78 points and 24 rebounds.
LeBron James Has Strong History Against Golden State Warriors

Although the Golden State Warriors enter the NBA Finals as the favorites over the Cleveland Cavaliers, recent history between the two teams sides with Lebron James. The King should have plenty of reasons to feel optimistic about the upcoming matchup because of his utter dominance. The series opens up at Golden State, where Lebron’s last trip resulted in dramatic winning fashion.


NBA Finals: Cavs-Warriors Preview and Prediction

For five straight seasons, now, LeBron James has sat in the Eastern Conference throne. Only two of his past four trips to the NBA Finals, however, have resulted in championships. And if James is to win a third this June, he’s got his work cut out for him.


The Golden State Warriors were the NBA’s best team this year, and it wasn’t close. Their 67-win campaign makes them one of the 10 best regular-season teams of all time. The bad news for the Cavs is that Golden State hasn’t looked much worse in the postseason.


Ryen Russillo Goes After LeBron James Haters

While filling in for Keith Olbermann, Russillo does his best to irritate viewers.

Keith Olbermann is usually the one getting sports fans worked up at night, but with Ryen Russillo filling it, he more than gladly took on the role.


The radio host gave an almost six-minute speech about LeBron James and his greatness, and that the haters should stop hating. Russillo also continues to ruffle feathers by bringing in up Michael Jordan in comparison.


"There's zero gap between Jordan and James as players," Russillo said. "Talent-wise they're on the same level."


LeBron’s latest title run with Cavs may be his most impressive work

30-year-old LeBron James is in his twelfth NBA season. This winter, he sat for multiple weeks of action, resting his increasingly human body; James missed 13 games in 2014-15, the most of his career. He hasn’t been a consistently fearsome defender for years, and has developed a very noticeable on/off switch in general.


Injuries are a bigger factor than ever in 2015 NBA Playoffs

John Wall, Kevin Love, Tony Allen, Pau Gasol, Kyire Irving, LeBron James, Joakim Noah, Mike Conley, Chris Paul, Patrick Beverley, Paul Millsap — this is but a partial list of injury-afflicted players on the eight remaining teams in the NBA Playoffs. Some are gone for the year, while some are missing games and returning, and others yet are just playing on compromised bodies.


Kevin Love might be out the rest of the playoffs

The Cleveland Cavaliers are moving on, after completing a first-round sweep of the Boston Celtics. But their victory comes at a grave cost: After a questionable play by Boston big man Kelly Olynyk, Cavs starting forward Kevin Love separated his shoulder, and is now expected to miss significant time:

Joakim Noah wants to face LeBron, Cavaliers in playoffs

Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for the Chicago Bulls this season. With the return of Derrick Rose, the additions of Pau Gasol and Nikola Mirotic and the continuity between reigning Defensive Player of the Year Joakim Noah and hard-charging coach Tom Thibodeau, many slotted them in as the favorites to win the Eastern Conference.