Team USA hit the Olympics in Tokyo as the three-time defending gold medal winner, but it was coming off a disappointing seventh-place finish at the 2019 FIBA World Cup, the worst finish ever in a major international competition by a team from the United States.
Still, despite finishing seventh in China, Team USA went on to win gold for the fourth consecutive Olympics, led by Kevin Durant, who became the first U.S. men’s basketball player to average more than 20 points per game in a single Olympics, earning his third gold medal. Team USA beat France in the gold-medal game, avenging a loss from earlier in the Olympics.
- Bam Adebayo
- Devin Booker
- Kevin Durant
- Jerami Grant
- Jrue Holiday
- Keldon Johnson
- Zach LaVine
- Damian Lillard
- JaVale McGee
- Khris Middleton
- Khris Middleton
- Draymond Green
Team USA held off a tough challenge from France to win the gold-medal game 87-82, giving the Americans their fourth consecutive Olympic gold in men’s basketball.
Draymond Green’s former Warriors teammate, Kevin Durant, was the driving force behind Team USA’s victory, as he scored 29 points in the win and became Team USA’s all-time leading scorer at the Olympics earlier in the tournament.
The 31-year-old Green played a key role in the United States gold medal-winning performance as well, contributing five assists, two rebounds, and two steals in 16 minutes off the bench against France.
Green is now a two-time Olympic gold medalist in addition to being a three-time NBA champion, three-time NBA All-Star, and one-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
In Brady, Green spoke to someone who knows a thing or two about winning, as his seven Super Bowl wins are the most by any player in NFL history.
Brady won six of them with the New England Patriots before joining the Bucs last offseason and then being named Super Bowl MVP in a 31-9 win over the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV.
Green hasn’t quite reached a Brady-caliber level of winning, but with three NBA titles and two Olympic golds, he isn’t far off.