Ever since the Dream Team took Barcelona by storm in 1992, the U.S. men’s basketball team has always been a showcase attraction during the Olympic fortnight.
This year, the team is led by new Golden State Warriors signee Kevin Durant. He’ll have a chance to get comfortable playing with Klay Thompson, who’s also on the roster. Other participants of note include Carmelo Anthony, Kyrie Irving, and Draymond Green. The coach is Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski.
The U.S. is part of Group A, along with China, Venezuela, Australia, Serbia, and France. Of the quintet, France figures to provide the most resistance, as they are currently ranked no. 5 in the world by FIBA, the sport’s international governing body. The rest of the top five — Spain, Lithuania, and Argentina — are all in Group B.
Team USA’s full preliminary round schedule is below. All games will air live on the NBC Sports Network.
United States vs. China Sat., Aug. 6 6:00 p.m. ET
United States vs. Venezuela Mon., Aug. 8 6:00 p.m. ET
United States vs. Australia Wed., Aug. 10 6:00 p.m. ET
United States vs. Serbia Fri., Aug. 12 6:00 p.m. ET
United States vs. France Sun., Aug. 14 1:15 p.m. ET
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