8. 16 Straight Medals
There hasn't been an Olympiad where the Americans didn't receive a medal in basketball. Overall, they've won 13 gold medals, one silver and two bronze medals. Sixteen up, 16 down. Team USA is poised to make it 17 straight, with the hopes of grabbing their 14 gold. If a country made the game what it is today, then said country should dominate.