Games of the XXXIth Olympiad -- 2016
Tokyo, Japan • July 24-August 7, 2021
Dominance on the basketball court was the expectation for the U.S. Olympic men’s basketball team heading into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, and dominance was ultimately delivered as the U.S. men rolled to an 8-0 record and captured the Olympic gold medal with a sterling final performance.
The golden performance by the U.S. men continued the USA's legacy on the hardwood and marked a third consecutive Olympic Games that the Americans have won gold and their sixth in the last seven Olympics. In finishing 8-0, the men extended their Olympic winning streak to 25 games and now own an incredible all-time record of 138-5 in Olympic play.
2020 U.S. RESULTS (5-1)
2020 OLYMPIC GAMES
Featuring a roster that averaged 26.8 years of age, the 12-man 2016 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team featured just two players - Carmelo Anthony and Kevin Durant - boasting of prior Olympic experience, while 10 players made their first appearance in the Summer Games including Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMarcus Cousins, DeMar DeRozan, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan, Kyle Lowry and Klay Thompson.
Anthony at the age of 32 became America's first four-time Olympic male basketball player, and his four medals, which includes gold medal finishes in 2008, 2012 and 2016, are Olympic men's basketball records as well. In the U.S. Olympic men's career record book, Anthony finished the Rio Games ranked first in games played (31), points (336), field goals made (113), field goals attempted (262), rebounds (125), 3-point field goals attempted (139), free throws made (53) and free throws attempted (71); and second in 3-point field goals made (57). Durant became one of 19 two-time U.S. men's Olympians and one of 17 U.S. men to win two Olympic men's basketball gold medals.
The USA coaching staff was not short on Olympic experience or success. Leading the U.S. to an Olympic gold medal finish for the third-straight Summer Games were USA Basketball men’s national team managing director Jerry Colangelo, Duke University Hall of Fame head coach Mike Krzyzewski and assistant coach Jim Boeheim, while assistants Tom Thibodeau and Monty Williams rounded out the golden 2016 Olympic coaching staff.
The U.S. men got play preliminary play underway with two convincing wins, defeating China (119-62) and Venezuela (113-69) by a combined 101 points. Behind 25 points on 5-of-8 shooting from 3-point the USA pounded China 119-62. Cousins had 17 points, George added 15 points and Irving finished with 12 points and five assists and overall, the USA had 31 assists on 38 field goals. Tied with Venezuela 18-18 after the first quarter, the U.S. blew the game open with a 24-4 second-quarter explosion and sailed on to a 113-69 win. George tallied 20 points to lead five U.S. players in double-digit scoring.
2020 U.S. OLYMPIC MEN'S TEAM ROSTER
|Carmelo Anthony||F||6-8||230||32||New York Knicks (Syracuse)|
|Harrison Barnes||F||6-8||235||24||Dallas Mavericks (North Carolina)|
|Jimmy Butler||G||6-7||220||26||Chicago Bulls (Marquette)|
|DeMarcus Cousins||C||6-11||270||25||Sacramento Kings (Kentucky)|
|DeMar DeRozan||G||6-7||216||26||Toronto Raptors (USC)|
|Kevin Durant||G||6-9||240||27||Golden State Warriors (Texas)|
|Paul George||G||6-8||221||26||Indiana Pacers (Fresno State)|
|Draymond Green||F||6-7||223||26||Golden State Warriora (Michigan State)|
|Kyrie Irving||G||6-3||191||24||Cleveland Cavaliers (Duke)|
|DeAndre Jordan||C||6-11||265||27||Los Angeles Clippers (Texas A&M)|
|Kyle Lowry||G||6-1||205||30||Toronto Raptors (Villanova)|
|Klay Thompson||G||6-7||215||26||Golden State Warriors (Washington State)|
|HEAD COACH: Mike Krzyzewski, Duke University|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Jim Boeheim, Syracuse University|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Tom Thibodeau, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|ASSISTANT COACH: Monty Williams|
|TEAM PHYSICIAN: Lisa Callahan, Hospital for Special Surgery/New York Knicks
|ATHLETIC TRAINER: Gregg Farnam, Minnesota Timberwolves|
|ATHLETIC TRAINER: Joseph Sharpe, Oklahoma City Thunder
|USA BASKETBALL MANAGING DIRECTOR: Jerry Colangelo|
2020 U.S. OLYMPIC MEN'S TEAM CUMULATIVE STATISTICS
|Durant||8/8||52- 90||.578||25-43||.581||26-32||.813||40/ 5.0||155/ 19.4||28||4||8|
|Anthony||8/8||33- 84||.393||18-45||.400||13-21||.619||42/ 5.3||97/ 12.1||18||2||5|
|Irving||8/8||31- 65||.477||9-24||.375||20-22||.909||20/ 2.5||91/ 11.4||39||0||3|
|George||8/2||32- 70||.457||8-28||.286||18-21||.857||36/ 4.5||90/ 11.3||15||5||12|
|Thompson||8/6||28- 77||.363||16-49||.327||7-9||.778||20/ 2.5||79/ 9.9||13||2||6|
|Cousins||8/5||27- 44||.614||0-0||.---||19-23||.826||46/ 5.8||73/ 9.1||13||3||4|
|Jordan||8/3||23- 31||.742||0-0||.---||13-32||.406||49/ 6.1||59/ 7.4||6||9||4|
|DeRozan||7/0||16- 27||.593||0-2||.000||14-18||.778||10/ 1.4||46/ 6.6||6||1||6|
|Butler||8/0||13- 38||.342||2-9||.222||17-18||.944||20/ 2.5||45/ 5.6||11||1||6|
|Lowry||8/0||12- 29||.414||3-11||.273||13-17||.765||26/ 3.3||40/ 5.0||30||0||7|
|Barnes||4/0||6- 13||.462||1-3||.333||4-4||1.000||7/ 1.8||17/ 4.3||3||0||2|
|Green||8/0||5- 22||.227||1-11||.090||4-7||.571||17/ 2.1||15/ 1.9||10||1||7|