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Donald Argee Barksdale (March 31, 1923 – March 8, 1993) was an American professional basketball player. He was a pioneer as an African-American basketball player, becoming the first to be named NCAA All-American, the first to play on a United States men's Olympic basketball team, and the first to play in a National Basketball Association All-Star Game. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

The Dream Team!! "The Dream Team is quite possibly the most legendary basketball team we have ever seen. Indeed, much like the Beatles, there are still things today that we are learning about the group." "

from Bleacher Report

USA Basketball in the Olympics: Old School or New School?

Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan of the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players. Considered by many to be the greatest team ever assembled in any sport,[1] it defeated its opponents by an average of almost 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona

Clyde Edward Lovellette (September 7, 1929 – March 9, 2016) was an American professional basketball player. He was the first basketball player in history to play on an NCAA championship team, Olympics gold medal basketball team, and NBA championship squad. As a high school junior (1946/47), Lovellette's previously undefeated high school team in Terre Haute, Indiana lost in the Indiana state championship finals to Shelbyville, Indiana led by Bill Garrett.

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