2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team Finalists By The Numbers
With the announcement of the 57 USA Basketball Men's National Team finalists, there's plenty of facts and figures about the roster:
Some numbers to note are:
1 - LeBron James is the one and only three-time Olympic medalist (2004 bronze, 2008 and 2012 gold medalist) among txhe group of finalists.
2 - Kevin Durant in 2010 and Kyrie Irving in 2014 were named FIBA World Cup MVPs.
3 - Number of bronze medalists from the 2006 USA World Cup Team - Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Chris Paul.
3 - Returning gold medalists from the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team - Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Chris Paul.
5 - Finalists who won gold with the 2010 USA World Cup Team - Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, Eric Gordon, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook.
6 - The number of Brooklyn Nets included among the finalists list - Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin, James Harden, Joe Harris, Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan.
7 - The number of Finalists who have captured both an Olympic and a FIBA World Cup gold medal - Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Kyrie Irving, Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook.
7 - Finalists back from the gold medalist 2014 USA World Cup Team - Stephen Curry, Anthony Davis, DeMar DeRozan, Andre Drummond, James Harden, Kyrie Irving and Mason Plumlee.
7 - Returning 2012 U.S. Olympic Team gold medalists - Anthony Davis, Kevin Durant, James Harden, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Chris Paul and Russell Westbrook.
9 - Finalists who were gold medalists from the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team - Harrison Barnes, Jimmy Butler, DeMar DeRozan, Kevin Durant, Paul George, Draymond Green, Kyrie Irving, DeAndre Jordan and Kyle Lowry
11 - Finalists who have won at least one FIBA World Cup gold medal. Among those 11, Stephen Curry is the lone two-time World Cup gold medalist.
11 - How many finalists were part of the USA’s 2019 FIBA World Cup Team – Harrison Barnes, Jaylen Brown, Joe Harris, Brook Lopez, Khris Middleton, Donovan Mitchell, Mason Plumlee, Jayson Tatum, Myles Turner, Kemba Walker and Derrick White.
16 - Finalists that have won at least 1 Olympic gold medal. Kevin Durant, LeBron James and Chris Paul have each won 2 Olympic gold medals.
16 - The number of finalists that participated in the 2021 NBA All-Star Game and 4 others were named All-Stars but were unable to participate.
18 - The number of medals won by the USA in as many Olympics appearances - 15 gold medals, 1 silver medal and 2 bronze medals.
24 - How many NBA teams have at least one player among the 57 U.S. finalists
29 - Finalists have played for the USA in an Olympics and/or FIBA World Cup. Together they have collected 30 Olympic or FIBA Basketball World Cup gold medals and 4 bronze medals
55 - How many finalists possess USA Basketball international or USA National Team experience with LeBron James leading the way with 68 games of international experience
138-5 - The United States’ impressive all-time record in Olympic action.
1972 - USA Basketball head coach Gregg Popovich was among 66 players who participated in the 1972 U.S. Olympic Basketball Team trials.