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USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Three-time Olympic gold medalist Katrina McClain (second from the left) was selected to help carry the IOC flag into the stadium for the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. McClain was a collegiate athlete at the University of Georgia from 1983-84 to 1986-87.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Klay Thompson (left), Kevin Durant (center) and Draymond Green are pictured at the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Dawn Staley was voted by all U.S. team captains in 2004 to carry the United States flag and lead the USA's delegation into the Athens Olympics Opening Ceremony. She is the only basketball player to have been selected to carry the U.S. flag in the Olympics Opening Ceremony.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Four-time Olympian Carmelo Anthony shakes the hand of then-President George W. Bush prior to the 2008 Olympic Opening Ceremony.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Teresa Edwards gave the athletes’ oath at the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. The eventual five-time Olympian played basketball at the University of Georgia from 1982-83 to 1985-86.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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A member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team, Andre Iguodala is pictured at the Opening Ceremony in London.

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The 2008 U.S. Olympic Women’s Basketball Team poses for a group photo with then-President George W. Bush prior to the Olympic Opening Ceremony.

USA Basketball at Olympic Opening Ceremonies

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Members of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team pose together on their way to the Opening Ceremony. From left to right: John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, David Robinson, Charles Barkley, Christian Laettner, Karl Malone, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen.

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Pictured at the 2016 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Rio de Janeiro are USA Basketball team members Sylvia Fowles (center) and Tamika Catchings (right).

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