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MJ leads U.S. to gold

Credit: AP

1984 Los Angeles Olympics

MJ leads U.S. to gold

1984 LOS ANGELES OLYMPICS

Result: Gold medal

Key players: Michael Jordan (17.1 PPG), Chris Mullin (11.6 PPG), Patrick Ewing (11 PPG)


The U.S. returned to dominance on home turf, winning every game by double digits on the way to a ninth gold medal. Team USA topped Spain, 96-65, in the gold medal game, led by 20 points from Jordan, a 21-year-old guard from UNC.

Pictured: Jordan goes up for a shot between Uruguay's Hebert Nunez Gonzalez, left, and Alvaro Tito Moreno during the first half of a preliminary round game in Long Beach, Calif. (Aug. 1, 1984)

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