Meet The US Men’s Basketball Dream Team

July 15, 2012 6:53 am

With the London Olympics fast approaching, we bring you a daily countdown filled with a little nugget of information that corresponds with the daily number. Today’s number? 12!

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12- The number of men on the US Men’s Basketball roster.

In this years version of the Dream Team, the United States has put together a strong contender for Olympic gold. This past week the final roster for Team U.S.A. was announced, and ever since the men have been playing exhibition games to show us what they’ve got.

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The team consists of: LeBron James, Kobe BryantKevin Durant, James HardenChris PaulRussell WestbrookDeron WilliamsCarmelo AnthonyBlake Griffin (replaced by Anthony Davis), Andre IguodalaKevin Love, and Tyson Chandler. Blake Griffin recently suffered an injury to his knee, which requires surgery and will cause him to miss the Olympics. Number one draft pick Anthony Davis will serve as his replacement.

(L-R) Carmelo Anthony #15, Kobe Bryant #10, Kevin Durant #5, LeBron James #6, and Chris Paul #13 of the US Men’s Senior National Team watch the action during a pre-Olympic exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Thomas & Mack Center on July 12, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The United States won the game 113-59. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


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