Since the 1992 Olympics, the U.S. has lost the men’s basketball event just once. REUTERS/Jim Young
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With the United States' men's and women's basketball teams having dominated the Olympic tournament for more than two decades, the main battle should be for second on the hardwood when the first game tips off in Rio Saturday.The U.S. women's streak is even longer, with the team winning each of their last 41 Olympic games and every gold medal since 1996 .In the men's competition, NBA experience is not be limited to the U.S. team.Spain, who won silver in 2008 and 2012, have five NBA stars including Paul Gasol of the Chicago Bulls, a six-time league All-Star.
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