Poll: Who is the second best Team USA during the past two decades?
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The Dream Team II (1994 Canada World Championship)
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The Dream Team III (1996 Atlanta Olympics)
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Team USA Y2K (2000 Sydney Olympics)
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The Redeem Team (2008 Beijing Olympics)
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The B Team (2010 Istanbul World Championship)
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0 0%
Coach K's Encore (2012 London Olympics)
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The second best version of Team USA
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With all of the conversation about whether the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team over the past several weeks, it begs further analysis. First, anybody who thinks any iteration of Team USA is better than the Dream Team is an idiot. However, the second best team is debatable.

Dream Team II - 1994

Result: 8-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 15 points over Spain


Roster:

NAME POS AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)

Derrick Coleman F 27 New Jersey Nets (Syracuse)
Joe Dumars G 31 Detroit Pistons (McNeese State)
Kevin Johnson G 28 Phoenix Suns (California)
Larry Johnson F 25 Charlotte Hornets (UNLV)
Shawn Kemp F 24 Seattle SuperSonics
Dan Majerle G 28 Phoenix Suns (Central Michigan)
Reggie Miller G 28 Indiana Pacers (UCLA)
Alonzo Mourning C 24 Charlotte Hornets (Georgetown)
Shaquille O'Neal C 22 Orlando Magic (LSU)
Mark Price G 30 Cleveland Cavaliers (Ga. Tech)
Steve Smith G 25 Miami Heat (Michigan State)
Dominique Wilkins F 34 Boston Celtics (Georgia)

Dream Team III - 1996

Result: 8-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 22 points over Lithuania


Roster:

NAME POS AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)

Charles Barkley F 33 Phoenix Suns (Auburn)
Anfernee Hardaway G 24 Orlando Magic (Memphis State)
Grant Hill F 23 Detroit Pistons (Duke)
Karl Malone F 33 Utah Jazz (Louisiana Tech)
Reggie Miller G 30 Indiana Pacers (UCLA)
Hakeem Olajuwon C 33 Houston Rockets (Houston)
Shaquille O'Neal C 24 Orlando Magic (Louisiana State)
Gary Payton G 28 Seattle SuperSonics (Oregon State)
Scottie Pippen F 30 Chicago Bulls (Central Arkansas)
Mitch Richmond G 31 Sacramento Kings (Kansas State)
David Robinson C 30 San Antonio Spurs (U.S. Naval Acd.)
John Stockton G 34 Utah Jazz (Gonzaga)

Team USA Y2K - 2000

Result: 8-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 2 points over Lithuania


Roster:

NAME POS DOB PRO TEAM/COLLEGE

Shareef Abdur-Rahim F 12/11/76 Vancouver Grizzlies / California '96
Ray Allen G 07/20/75 Milwaukee Bucks / Connecticut '96
Vin Baker F 11/23/71 Seattle SuperSonics / Hartford '93
Vince Carter G/F 01/26/77 Toronto Raptors / North Carolina '98
Kevin Garnett F 05/19/75 Minnesota Timberwolves / Farragut Academy H.S. (IL)
Tim Hardaway G 09/01/66 Miami Heat / Texas El-Paso '89
Allan Houston G 04/20/71 New York Knicks / Tennessee '93
Jason Kidd G 03/23/73 Phoenix Suns / California '94
Antonio McDyess F 09/07/74 Denver Nuggets / Alabama '95
Alonzo Mourning C 02/08/70 Miami Heat / Georgetown '92
Gary Payton G 07/23/68 Seattle SuperSonics / Oregon State '90
Steve Smith G 03/31/69 Portland Trail Blazers / Michigan State '91


The Redeem Team - 2008

Result: 8-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 11 points over Spain


Roster:

NAME POS AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)

Carmelo Anthony F 24 Denver Nuggets (Syracuse)
Carlos Boozer F 26 Utah Jazz (Duke)
Chris Bosh F 24 Toronto Raptors (Georgia Tech)
Kobe Bryant G 30 Los Angeles Lakers
(Lower Merion High School)
Dwight Howard C 22 Orlando Magic
(Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy)
LeBron James F 23 Cleveland Cavaliers
(St. Vincent-St. Mary High School)
Jason Kidd G 35 Dallas Mavericks (California)
Chris Paul G 23 New Orleans Hornets (Wake Forest)
Tayshaun Prince F 28 Detroit Pistons (Kentucky)
Michael Redd G 29 Milwaukee Bucks (Ohio State)
Dwyane Wade G 26 Miami Heat (Marquette)
Deron Williams G 24 Utah Jazz (Illinois)

The B Team - 2010

Result: 9-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 2 points over Brazil


Roster:

NAME POS AGE AFFILIATION (SCHOOL)

Chauncey Billups G 33 Denver Nuggets (Colorado)
Tyson Chandler C 27 Dallas Mavericks (Dominguez H.S.)
Stephen Curry G 22 Golden State Warriors (Davidson)
Kevin Durant G 21 Oklahoma City Thunder (Texas)
Rudy Gay F 24 Memphis Grizzlies (Connecticut)
Eric Gordon G 21 Los Angeles Clippers (Indiana)
Danny Granger F 27 Indiana Pacers (New Mexico)
Andre Iguodala G/F 26 Philadelphia 76ers (Arizona)
Kevin Love F 22 Minnesota Timberwolves (UCLA)
Lamar Odom C 30 Los Angeles Lakers (Rhode Island)
Derrick Rose G 21 Chicago Bulls (Memphis)
Russell Westbrook G 21 Oklahoma City Thunder (UCLA)

Coach K's Encore - 2012

Result: 8-0 Gold Medal

Narrowest Margin of Victory: 5 points over Lithuania


Roster:

NO NAME POS DOB CURRENT TEAM / COLLEGE or HIGH SCHOOL

15 Carmelo Anthony
F 5/29/84 New York Knicks / Syracuse
10 Kobe Bryant
G 8/23/78 Los Angeles Lakers / Lower Merion H.S. (PA)
4 Tyson Chandler
C 10/02/82 New York Knicks / Dominguez H.S. (CA)
14 Anthony Davis
F 03/11/93 New Orleans Hornets / Kentucky
5 Kevin Durant
G 9/29/88 Oklahoma City Thunder / Texas
12 James Harden
G 8/26/89 Oklahoma City Thunder / Arizona State
9 Andre Iguodala
G/F 1/28/84 Denver Nuggets / Arizona
6 LeBron James
F 12/30/84 Miami Heat / St. Vincent-St. Mary H.S. (OH)
11 Kevin Love
F 9/07/88 Minnesota Timberwolves / UCLA
13 Chris Paul
G 5/06/85 Los Angeles Clippers / Wake Forest
7 Russell Westbrook
G 11/12/88 Oklahoma City Thunder / UCLA
8 Deron Williams
G 6/26/84 Brooklyn Nets / Illinois
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