Since the 1936 Olympics, the U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team has compiled an astounding 138-5 record, while earning a record 15 gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals. In 2016 the USA extended its 25-0 unbeaten streak, which dates to the 2004 Olympic bronze medal game, and earned a third-straight Olympic gold. Further, Carmelo Anthony became the world's first male Olympic basketball athlete to claim three golds.
Led by 26 points from tournament MVP Kyrie Irving and 23 points from James Harden, the USA saved its best performance of the World Cup for the gold medal clash as the Americans captured a second-consecutive FIBA World Cup gold medal with a blistering 129-92 win over Serbia at the Palacio de los Deportes de la Comunidad arena on Sunday night in Madrid, Spain.
The USA men achieved something in 2014 that the USA had never done before - win back-to-back FIBA World Cup titles. After finishing 9-0 and claiming gold at the 2010 FIBA World Championship in Turkey, the USA successfully defended its World title again compiling a perfect 9-0 record to claim gold at the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain.