Who was on the first Olympic basketball team?

Who first played basketball Olympics?

Basketball was admitted as an Olympic sport for the first time in 1936 in Berlin, and has been on the program ever since. A women’s basketball tournament was added in 1976. For the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, a 3×3 basketball event for men and women was added to the program.

Who was on the 1972 Olympic basketball team?


Name Position Height
Tom Henderson G 6’2″
Bobby Jones C/F 6’8″
Dwight Jones C 6’8″
Kevin Joyce G 6’3″

Who played on the 1996 Dream Team?


Pos. Name From
C Olajuwon, Hakeem Houston Rockets
C O’Neal, Shaquille Orlando Magic
PG Payton, Gary Seattle SuperSonics
SF Pippen, Scottie Chicago Bulls

Who was on the Dream Team 3?

#2: 1996 Atlanta Olympics (Dream Team III)

Hakeem, along with Shaq, Robinson, Malone and Barkley was also part of the greatest collection of post players Team USA has ever seen. Like the other early Dream Teams, international opponents were little competition for the Americans.

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What was the first ball used in basketball?

The first basketball hoops were peach baskets with the bottom intact. This is why the sport was called, “Basket Ball”. Officials used a stick to get the ball out after each basket. The first string nets were used in the early 1900s and it wasn’t until the 1950s that the orange ball became the norm.

Who invented the game of basketball?

James Naismith
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