Who was the MVP of the 2008 Olympic basketball team?
Two years before winning this gold medal with the 2008 U.S. Olympics Team, Dwyane Wade was MVP of the NBA Finals with the Miami Heat.
Was LeBron James in the 2008 Olympics?
LeBron James and Kobe Bryant are two NBA legends
Bryant and James also won the gold medal together during the 2012 Summer Olympics. … Kobe and LeBron may have been the two best basketball players during the 2008 Olympics, but they also became two of the greatest players of all time. They are two NBA legends.
Who was on the USA Redeem team?
The 12-man roster was headlined by three All-NBA First Teamers in Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and Chris Paul. Then Utah Jazz teammates Deron Williams (Second Team) and Carlos Boozer (Third Team) were the other All-NBA teamers on the squad.
Why do they call it the Redeem Team?
It was easy then to call the 2008 squad the “Redeem Team,” as they were out to redeem the country and USA Basketball by bringing home the gold medal. They did in fact do that and did so in style, never losing a game and never winning by less than 10 points. They certainly earned redemption.
Did Kobe Bryant go to the Olympics?
Gold Medals: 2008 and 2012 Olympics; 2007 Tournament of the Americas. Played on five USA Basketball teams and compiled an overall win-loss record of 36-0, winning three gold medals. Wore No. 10 with U.S. Olympic teams in 2008 and 2012 and the 2007 USA Tournament of the Americas Team.