Dark-Horse Gold Medal Threats to USA Men's Basketball Team

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Dark-Horse Gold Medal Threats to USA Men's Basketball Team
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Let's face it, any threat to Team USA's hopes for a gold medal is by definition a dark-horse threat. 

Though other squads have respectable talent and often benefit from having shared extensive playing time with one another, those teams just can't stack up against the United States' otherworldly combination of athleticism and depth.

The outside shooting ability and outstanding perimeter defense that permeates this roster doesn't hurt either.

Nevertheless, upsets do happen. Otherwise, they wouldn't bother playing the games.

Here's a look at the teams with the best chances of doing the impossible.

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