2012 Olympics | July 27 - August 12

Team USA Since 1992

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1992 Summer Olympics

Gold Medal

FIBA's landmark 1989 decision to allow professional hoopsters to compete in the Olympics led to USA Basketball's creation of the Dream Team, considered among the most illustrious collections of talent in the history of world sport. Charles Barkley averaged a team-high 18.0 points as the Americans steamrolled through the tournament in Barcelona with an average margin of victory of 43.8 points.
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