U.S.A. Olympic Basketball Teams: 1992-2012 [PHOTOS]

Ever since professionals were allowed to play in the Olympics in 1992, the United States has been a force to be reckoned with. Well, other than the debacle in 2004. Did we really expect a team coached by Larry Brown and led by Allen Iverson to handle the Olympics well? That year aside, the U.S. has done nothing but dominate, winning gold in 1992, 1996, 2000 and 2008.

As the 2012 Olympics near, we decided to take a look back at the teams that have made us proud (and the nightmare of 2004). America!

The 2012 roster includes: Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Tyson Chandler, Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, Rudy Gay, Eric Gordon, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Andre Iguodala, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Lamar Odom, Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook, Deron Williams

1992- “The Dream Team”

  • Coaching Staff: Chuck Daly (HC), Lenny Wilkens, P.J. Carlesimo, Mike Krzyzewski
  • Roster: Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, John Stockton

1996- “Dream Team II”

  • Coaching Staff: Lenny Wilkens (HC), Jerry Sloan, Bobby Cremins, Clem Haskins
  • Roster: Charles Barkley, Anfernee Hardaway, Grant Hill, Karl Malone, Reggie Miller, Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O’Neal, Gary Payton, Scottie Pippen, Mitch Richmond, David Robinson, John Stockton

2000- “The Year of Vince Carter’s Dunk”

  • Coaching Staff: Rudy Tomjanovich (HC), Larry Brown, Gene Keady, Tubby Smith
  • Roster: Shareef Abdur-Rahim, Ray Allen, Vin Baker, Vince Carter, Kevin Garnett, Tim Hardaway, Allan Houston, Jason Kidd, Antonio McDyess, Alonzo Mourning, Gary Payton, Steve Smith

2004- “The Nightmare Team”

  • Coaching Staff: Larry Brown (HC), Gregg Popovich, Oliver Purnell, Roy Williams
  • Roster: Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Tim Duncan, Allen Iverson, LeBron James, Richard Jefferson, Stephon Marbury, Shawn Marion, Lamar Odom, Emeka Okafor, Amare Stoudemire, Dwyane Wade

2008- “The Redeem Team”

  • Coaching Staff: Mike Krzyzewski (HC), Jim Boeheim, Mike D’Antoni, Nate McMillan
  • Roster: Carmelo Anthony, Carlos Boozer, Chris Bosh, Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James, Jason Kidd, Chris Paul, Tayshaun Prince, Michael Redd, Dwyane Wade, Deron Williams
Beer, Hot Dogs, 4th Of July & Baseball Babes! [65 PHOTOS]
Beer, Hot Dogs, 4th Of July & Baseball Babes! [65 PHOTOS]
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