A Recent History of Failed Dream Teams

2004 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team

Record: 5-3
Finish: Bronze medal 
Standout Players: Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan, Stephon Marbury, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Amar'e Stoudemire, LeBron James

This "Dream Team" consisted of the NBA's future and its present in LeBron, Wade, 'Melo, Amar'e, Starbury, Tim Duncan, and Iverson. But the US Olympic Committee didn't realize that the rest of the world had caught up to the mighty Stars & Stripes. They struggled throughout those Summer Games, losing their first game to Carlos Arroyo's Puerto Rico squad and barely beating Lithuania for the bronze medal. That was America's first third place finish since the 1988 Seoul Games. It's gold or bust for Team USA basketball.

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