Where are they now: Team USA's 2004 Olympic team

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It's 12 years to the day since the United States of America suffered the most embarrassing moment in their Olympic basketball history as they were beaten 89-81 in the semi-finals by Argentina.

The most successful nation in the country has recovered from those dark days to dominate one again under Mike Krzyzewski.

Just a week after claiming another gold medal at Rio 2016, we look at where the 'stars' of 2004 are now.

Allen Iverson

The Answer was one of the bigger names in Athens but he failed to produce the top level of basketball that we had all come to expect from him.

He spent two more years with the Philadelphia 76ers before his NBA career took a downward turn. Spells with the Denver Nuggets, Detroit Pistons and Memphis Grizzlies - before a return to Philly - saw his NBA tenure end in 2010. He played in Europe for Beşiktaş before retiring.

He was enshrined into the Naismith Hall of Fame in 2016.

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Stephon Marbury

The point guard was supposed to be in his prime as the USA ventured to Europe. Upon returning to the States, he failed to reach the heights he had set before 2004.

He finished in the NBA in 2010 with the Boston Celtics after leaving the New York Knicks, who he was traded to in January 2004, in 2009. He has played in China ever since and currently plays for the Beijing Ducks at 39 years of age.

Former NBA superstar Stephon Marbury cel

Dwyane Wade

Mr. Miami is no longer that. The shooting guard has switched South Beach for Illinois as he returns to his home city of Chicago.

The three-time champion and 12-time All-Star will link up with Jimmy Butler and Rajon Rondo as they begin a new era.

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Carlos Boozer

He last played for the Lakers in 2015 but has not been able to find a franchise since.

Having been part of the Redeem Team in 2008, Boozer left the Utah Jazz in 2010. A four-year spell with the Chicago Bulls came before his time at the Staples Center.


Carmelo Anthony

The sole survivor of this squad who played at Rio 2016. He led Team USA to victory in Brazil before announcing his international retirement.

He will be hoping franchise life with the New York Knicks improves after they added Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah.

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LeBron James

The King has just reclaimed his place at the top of the NBA mountain after toppling the Golden State Warriors. His finals record is now 3-3

He opted against playing in Rio but could return to the Team USA fold under Gregg Popovich.

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Emeka Okafor

He won Rookie of the Year having gone to Athens before stepping foot in the NBA but his career never really took off as injuries robbed him of his best years.

Okafor stayed with the Charlotte Bobcats until 2009 before a year with the Washington Wizards, via the New Orleans Hornets, saw him leave the NBA in 2013.

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Shawn Marion

He got his hands on the Larry O'Brien trophy with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, overcoming LeBron and Wade.

His last All-Star appearance came in 2007. He spent a year with the Cavaliers from 2014-15 but retired following one season in Ohio.

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Amar'e Stoudemire

After leaving Phoenix in 2010 for New York, he stayed in the Big Apple until 2015. Spells with Dallas and Miami saw him return to the Knicks to sign a short contract before retiring from the NBA.

The six-time All-Star now plays for Hapoel Jerusalem.


Tim Duncan

Another recently retired star. He ended his 19-year association with the San Antonio Spurs without even so much as a press conference.

We all know about his incredible success.

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Lamar Odom

He was an NBA champion with Kobe Bryant at the L.A. Lakers in 2009 and 10 before being named Sixth Man of the Year in 2011.

However, he had serious health problems in 2015 as he was in a coma after being found unconscious in a brothel. Having last played for the L.A. Clippers in 2013, he has recovered well and was seen at the Staples Center earlier in 2016.

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Richard Jefferson

He's found a new lease of life with the Cleveland Cavaliers, winning his first title in 2016.

Following the Olympics, he had spells with the Milwaukee Bucks, San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks after leaving the New Jersey Nets in 2008.

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Tim Duncan
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Allen Iverson

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