Friday, August 22, 2008

Olympic / Jazz Fun Fact

With Team USA advancing to the Gold Medal Game against Spain, here is a Utah Jazz / Olympic basketball fun fact to consider before tip off:


TEAM USA HAS ALWAYS WON THE GOLD WHEN THERE IS A UTAH JAZZ PLAYER ON THE ROSTER.

  • In 1992 in Barcelona: Karl Malone & John Stockton = GOLD

  • In 1996 in Atlanta: Karl Malone & John Stockton = GOLD

  • In 2000 in Sydney: No Jazz players = GOLD (although there was no Jazz player, I credit this Gold Medal to the absence of Tim Duncan on the roster . . . see below).
  • In 2004 in Athens: No Jazz players = BRONZE (Now, Boozer was on that team, but it wasn't until later that fall that he suited up for the Jazz, so he doesn't count). Is it a coincidence that Duncan's only stint with Team USA leads to its worst failure in Olympic history? I don't think so . . .

  • In 2008 in Beijing: Carlos Boozer & Deron Williams = ????????

BRING HOME THE GOLD!

3 comments:

The Crotty Kid said...

It is obvious from this post that the U.S. failed to win gold in Athens due to Tim Duncan. It had nothing to do with the fact that Stephon Marbury/Allen Iverson were the only point guards on the team.

Pasty Gangsta said...

Or that no one could hit a shot from more than twelve feet.

Scrumtrulescent said...

Stephon Marbury made the Olympic basketball team? I forgot about that, I think it says more about the state of the NBA than anything else