First held in 1950 and conducted every four years since 1970, FIBA recently changed its competition schedule and the next FIBA Basketball World Cup will take place in 2019. Claiming five gold medals, three silver medals and four bronze medals with a 123-27 overall record all-time in World Cup competition, the USA will look to claim a three-peat, something no nation has done in the past 17 editions of the event. But first it must qualify for the 2019 World Cup through FIBA's new qualification process, which features six windows of competition from Nov. 2017 through Feb. 2019.
The USA men have collected a medal in seven of the eight FIBA Americas Championships they competed in, winning six gold medals (1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2003 and 2007), one silver medal (1989) and recording one fourth place finish (2005). The Americans own an impressive 60-10 (.857 winning percentage) all-time record in FIBA Americas action. On the four occasions (1992, 1999, 2003 and 2007) that the USA team was comprised of NBA players, the squads won gold all four times and compiled a perfect 36-0 record.
Members of past USA FIBA Americas Championship teams have included standouts such as Carmelo Anthony (2007); Ray Allen (2003); Charles Barkley (1992); Chauncey Billups (2007); Larry Bird (1992); Kobe Bryant (2007); Vince Carter (2003); Clyde Drexler (1992); Tim Duncan (1999, 2003); Kevin Garnett (1999); Allen Iverson (2003); LeBron James (2007); Magic Johnson (1992); Michael Jordan (1992); Jason Kidd (1999, 2003, 2007); Karl Malone (1992); Tracy McGrady (2003); Gary Payton (1989, 1999); Scottie Pippen (1992); David Robinson (1992); John Stockton (1992).