However, despite being the favorites to win it all, the US men's

Ibasketball team from 2004—which had 12-man roster '

members Carlos Boozer, Lamar Odom, Shawn Marion, and

Stephon Marbury—only managed to earn bronze.

A team's opening Olympic game loss to Puerto Rico ended

Group USA's 24-game winning streak, which had been began

when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and LeBron James first

came to the country.

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