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2021 USA Basketball Men's National Team Finalists By The Numbers

  • Date:
    Mar 11, 2021


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.


2Kevin 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.







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