The Olympic Games take place every four years, featuring NBA players from different countries. Many Brooklyn Nets players have had the luxury to showcase their talent at the international level in the Olympics.
Every four years, just after the NBA offseason and before the NBA pre-season, NBA fans look forward to one thing: the Summer Olympic Games. Fans get the chance to see NBA stars like Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, and Carmelo Anthony join forces to bring the gold back home to the USA.
Though Team USA is expected to dominate the Olympics every four years, the NBA is diverse, and talent is dispersed throughout many countries. The NBA is filled with international players that return to their home countries for the big event. International players including Manu Ginobili (Argentina), Tony Parker (France), and Pau Gasol (Spain) compete against Team USA in the Olympics. Spain is often thought of as the team that will give the USA a hard time, and Argentina even came away with the gold in the 2004 Athens Olympics.
The Brooklyn Nets have a long history of players who have played in the Olympics, beginning as early as the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics. Most of the Nets Olympians were part of the Nets when the team was still in New Jersey, showing just how far back the history goes.
While Bojan Bogdanovic and Luis Scola are the only players representing the Nets in the 2016 Rio Olympics, let’s take a look at all the Nets players who have participated in the Olympics.
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