Olympics Basketball 2012: Predictions and Analysis for Team USA in London

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Olympics Basketball 2012: Predictions and Analysis for Team USA in London
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With NBA Commissioner David Stern's recent proposal that the United States adopt an under-23 approach in how it fields the quadrennial Olympic basketball team, 2012 could be Team USA's last Olympics with a combined roster of East and West All-Stars.

Well, better make the most of it.

The American men have won a world-leading 13 gold medals at the Olympics dating back to Team USA's 1936 Berlin gold-bearing campaign against adversity in Nazi Germany.

The '36 squad featured UCLA standouts Sam Balter and Frank Lubin, AAU national champion Joe Fortenberry and two-time AAU All-American Carl Knowles, who was also a UCLA grad.

Now that the future of U.S. basketball prominence in the Olympics is in serious jeopardy, it is time to consider Team USA's chances in London.

Could another gold be in the cards?

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