5 Best Team USA Basketball Players 2012
Team USA men’s basketball is exactly where they want to be and the players are arguably the best in history of USA: an undefeated record with Olympic 2012 Gold medal.
So far, their five wins have consisted of one nail-biter against Lithuania, a record offensive showing against Nigeria and a commanding performance against 2004 Olympic champion Argentina.
Along the way, all 12 players have had their moment to shine, with some outperforming the rest.
With MVP’s, All-Stars and world champions all over the roster, it’s a hard task to select the five best player’s so far.
Best Team USA Basketball Players in Olympic 2012
5: Kevin Love
The rebounding machine, Kevin Love, has lived up to his billing and played a crucial role for Team USA so far.
4: Chris Paul
The NBA’s best point guard has continued to play at the high level in London that he displayed throughout the NBA season.
3: Carmelo Anthony
Despite getting a bit of flack back at home for his play with the Knicks, Carmelo Anthony always seems to bring his A-game for Team USA, and these Olympics have been no different.
2: LeBron James
Coming into London as the premier player in the world, LeBron James has shown off his unmatched all-around game throughout these Olympics.
1: Kevin Durant
The NBA’s scoring king, Kevin Durant, has shown people all over the world why he is the best scorer in all of basketball.
To Durant, the international game’s three-point line is like shooting free throws, and he has taken full advantage of it.
Leading Team USA in scoring with 18.6 points per game, Durant has hit a remarkable 20 three’s already, shooting over 60 percent in the process.