With the FIBA Quarterfinals currently taking place, it is worth taking a look at and seeing what the chances are that the U.S.A. will capture the gold.
Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard, LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are among the names that are absent from this team. Still, they have a solid team that is led by Chauncey Billups and Kevin Durant. The Olympic Gold is not on the line, but there still is the pull of winning a tournament on the line.
Here are five reasons the USA basketball team can win the tournament.