London 2012: 4 Teams That Could Knock off the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team

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London 2012: 4 Teams That Could Knock off the U.S. Olympic Basketball Team
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The U.S. Olympic basketball team has been placed in one of the tougher groups in this year's summer games, and a few of the teams they will face have a legitimate shot at taking down this version of the dream team.

The team will be sorely lacking a true passing point guard outside of Chris Paul, and the frontcourt has been decimated by injury.

The U.S. team was placed in group A, along with with talented squads from Argentina, Tunisia and France.

Argentina won gold in 2004 and will be led by Manu Ginobili.

France is also led by a San Antonio Spur, and Tony Parker will help France be a feisty opponent in group A.

Tunisia gave the U.S. a run for its money in the first half of the game during the 2010 FIBA World Championship, and it won the AfroBasket tournament to earn its first ever Olympic berth.

Every team is looking to shock the world by knocking off the American squad. Here are four teams that have a chance at it.

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