When Jimmy Butler takes the court for the first time as a member of the U.S. Men’s National Team, he carries on a long history of Bulls stars making an impact on the international scene. From the time of the original Dream Team in 1992 that featured the Pippen/Jordan duo to the numerous players who represented their home countries through the years, international basketball has long featured NBA stars representing their countries at the highest levels.
Butler and the current edition of Team USA come to Chicago on July 29 to take on 2015 FIBA Americas gold medalist Venezuela for an exhibition/pre-Olympic warmup match. Butler is sure to be putting on a show for the home crowd, and Bulls fans will get to see Jimmy team up with the likes of Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony and Kyrie Irving for the first time. Before Team USA takes the court, see how well you know your U.S. Men’s Olympic Team history – if you know your stuff, you might just win yourself a pair of tickets to the game.
How well do you know your USA basketball Olympics history?
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Who were the first two players to win an Olympic gold medal and NBA championship in the same year?
John Stockton and Karl Malone
Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan
Magic Johnson and James Worthy
Larry Bird and Kevin McHale
Former Bull Toni Kukoc played for Croatia against Team USA in the Gold Medal Game of which Olympics?
1988 Olympics (Seoul, South Korea)
1992 Olympics (Barcelona, Spain)
1996 Olympics (Atlanta, USA)
2000 Olympics (Sydney, Australia)
Forward Carmelo Anthony will be among those representing Team USA in the Rio Olympics this summer. After this summer’s Games are over, how many Olympics will Carmelo have played in?
Michael Jordan played in two Olympics – can you name the years in which he participated?
1984 & 1992
1988 & 1992
1992 & 1996
1988 & 1996
What number will Bulls star Jimmy Butler wear on his Team USA jersey this summer?