On Sunday, August 12, 2012, the United States Men's Basketball team captured its 14th gold medal in 17 Olympic appearances.
In 1992, professional players were allowed to compete. From that years' "Dream Team" to 2012's squad, the USA has won five of a possible six golds, excluding a bronze medal in 2004.
Over those 20 years, there have been some outstanding players that have taken center stage at the Olympic Games.
In 1992, legends such as Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson were the team's leaders. In 2012, new blood like Kevin Durant and LeBron James paved the way to glory.
This list dissects the top 10 greatest U.S. Olympians since professionals were allowed to compete in Barcelona '92.
There are only three critical elements examined.
First off, the success of the team (If the best players on the '04 team never competed in another Olympics, they will not be included).
Also, amounts of Olympic Games participated in (Vince Carter was breathtaking in 2000, but never appeared again).
Last, but not least, personal success (John Stockton played on two teams and totaled 41 points and 30 assists).
With that said, enjoy the list!