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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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The USA finished with the gold medal, while Serbia (left) earned silver and Spain won bronze.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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The USA beat teams by an average of 22.5 points per game.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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USA coaches from left to right: Tom Thibodeau, Mike Krzyzewski, Monty Williams and Jim Boeheim.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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Kevin Durant is surrounded by fans.

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Draymond Green raises the U.S. flag.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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The golden 2016 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team.

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Kyrie Irving hugs USA head coach Mike Krzyzewski.

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Kevin Durant celebrates with the U.S. flag.

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U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team On The Medal Stand (8/21/16)

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From left to right: Jimmy Butler, Kevin Durant, DeAndre Jordan and Kyle Lowry.

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From left to right: Kyle Lowry, Harrison Barnes, DeMar DeRozan, Kyrie Irving, Klay Thompson and DeMarcus Cousins.

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From left to right: Paul George, Draymond Green and Carmelo Anthony.

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