Posted Aug 17, 2012 2:04 PM
New York -- A record 25 current and former NBA players wore medals around their necks when the United States, Spain, and Russia stood on the medal stand at the 2012 Summer Olympics this past Sunday in London. The gold medal game alone featured 20 current and former players.
At the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, 24 current and former NBA players were on the medal stand and 16 current and former players won medals at the 2004 Games in Athens.
Twelve NBA teams were represented on the medal stand, with the Western Conference Finals champion Oklahoma City Thunder having the most with four players. Three players from the Minnesota Timberwolves collected medals as did two players each from the Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers, and New York Knicks. Seven NBA teams had one Olympic medalist.
When the tournament tipped off on Sunday, July 29, rosters featured a record 41 current NBA players from 21 different NBA teams. Eleven of the 12 national teams competing featured at least one current NBA player, with France as the international country with the most with six.
The following is a complete list of current and former NBA Players who won 2012 medals:
|Postgame: Team USA|
James Harden, Kenneth Faried and Derrick Rose talk postgame after team USA locks up a spot in the quarter finals after defeating New Zealand.
|FIBA: Day Four Wrap|
See all the action and passion from day four of the 2014 FIBA World Cup.
|Postgame: Coach K|
USAB's Coach Mike Krzyzweski addresses the media following a winning performance over New Zealand.
|Postgame: James Harden|
USAB's James Harden addresses the media following a winning performance over New Zealand.
|Anthony Davis: Sultan Of Swat|
The Pelicans' Anthony Davis is known for his unique defensive prowess for guarding the paint, and we replay some of his best blocks.