12. 2000, Sydney
Head Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich
Roster: Vince Carter (G), Kevin Garnett (F), Ray Allen (G), Vin Baker (F), Shareef Abdur-Rahim (F), Tim Hardaway (G), Allan Houston (G), Jason Kidd (G), Antonio McDyess (F), Gary Payton (G), Steve Smith (G), Alonzo Mourning (C)
Margin of Victory: 21.6
By 2000, the world was starting to catch up to the Americans. They were involved in several close games with Lithuania and France, but still brought the gold back home. Team USA beat everyone else senseless with the help of their three-point shooters. Tim Hardaway, Allan Houston, Vince Carter, and Ray Allen hit 10 or more from beyond the arc during the tourney and Kevin Garnett nearly averaged a double-double (10.8 PPG and 9.1 RPG).
The US faced off against France in the gold medal game. It was tightly contested for most of the way, but everyone only remembers one play: when Vince Carter jumped over a 7-foot man in the beginning of the second half. Dubbed "The Dunk of Death," VC stole the ball at half-court, took two dribbles and dunked over France's center (and Knick draft pick) Frederic Weis.