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During the span of days that the 2020 Olympics were originally scheduled, USA Basketball is taking a look back at various Olympic facts and games that happened on this day in Olympic basketball history. Join us on this journey!
The U.S. Olympic Committee announced on Aug. 12, 2004, that three-time Olympian Dawn Staley was elected by the 2004 U.S. Olympic Team captains to represent the United States of America as the USA's flag bearer for the 2004 Olympic Games
Dawn Staley, playing in her third Olympic Games, was elected by her peers - all U.S. team captains - to carry the flag and lead the U.S. delegation into the 2004 Opening Ceremony. She reflects back on her selection and what it meant to her.
U.S. basketball teams have been the most successful in Olympic history, something players, coaches and administrators work hard to sustain.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) USA Men’s National Team exhibition game re-air is from July 22, 2007 when Kobe Bryant, wearing a USA uniform for the first time, drained the game winner with :06 left to lead the USA Blue Team to a 105-104 victory in the 2007 State Farm USA Basketball Challenge in Las Vegas.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) men’s national team exhibition game re-air is from July 22, 2012, when Kevin Durant poured in 27 points to lead the USA National Team to an 86-80 victory over Argentina in Barcelona, Spain.
Thursday's (8 pm EDT) men’s national team exhibition game re-air is from Aug. 4, 2004, when Allen Iverson's 40-foot 3-pointer at the buzzer lifted the USA National Team to an 80-77 victory over Germany in Cologne, Germany.
Tonight's men’s national team exhibition game re-air is from Sept. 2, 2000, when Vince Carter led the USA National Team to a 111-74 victory versus the USA Basketball Select Team of collegians.
Exactly what is the FIBA U17 World Cup for Men? How have past USA teams fared? Who are some of the stars who have played in past U17 tournaments? Find out here.
Exactly what is the FIBA U17 World Cup for Women? How have past USA teams fared? Who are some of the stars who have played in past U17 tournaments? Find out here.