The U.S. men’s basketball team has lost 11 games in major international competition since NBA players began participating in the Olympics with the Dream Team in Barcelona in 1992 … 1.
Team USA Basketball has registered some really tough non-Olympics losses in international competitions in the last 20 years. The very first of these losses came at the 2002 FIBA World Cup. Team USA lost 87-80 to an Argentine national team with few NBA players of its own.
How many times has USA Basketball lost? The U.S. men’s basketball team has lost 11 games in major international competition since NBA players began participating in the Olympics with the Dream Team in Barcelona in 1992 …Sep 11, 2019.
Has the USA basketball team ever lost in the Olympics? 1972–1988. The 1972 Olympic men's basketball gold medal game, marking the first ever loss for the US in Olympic play, is arguably the most controversial in Olympic history.
According to the USA Basketball site, the US has lost 29 times in world championship play, to the following teams: Argentina (3; 2 since 1960) Brazil (5) France (1; 2019) Greece (1) Italy (2) Lithuania (1) Puerto Rico (1) Russia (1) USSR (5; 4 since 1960) Serbia (1; 2019) Spain (2) Yugoslavia (6)
The United States has not lost a single game in the 2008 or 2012 Olympics. The 2004 team remains the only U.S. team with NBA players to lose a single game. They lost three, and they didn’t win gold.
The United States’ basketball team last lost in the Summer Olympics in 2004 at the Athens’ Games. The loss came against Argentina in the semifinals of the medal round.
Dating to the 2019 World Cup, where they finished seventh, Team USA has lost four of its past five games. It also has lost two in a row now to Australia, a team expected to contend for the gold in...