Basketball Olympic Players: Basketball was officially introduced in the Olympics in the year 1936. It made a come back in the year 1948 as the Games were not held in 1940 and 1944 due to the Second World War. United States is a nation which cultivates the game and the legendary basketball players belong to the USA. Till date the skill displayed by the players of the United States has remained superior to any other nation and hence their team is the strongest one winning the basketball event in the Olympics.
The legendary players of basketball, Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson have contributed greatly towards the achievement of the USA basketball team. They have been the match winners and have glorified their country while contributing in the games as well. The discipline and professionalism of the players have earned them a lot of name and fame. Basketball has added a lot of glamour and style to the Summer Games.
Magic Johnson, whose real name is Earvin Johnson, is a player from United States of America. He has created a history in the field of basketball by winning a number of gold medals and getting selected by the NBA team consecutively for 12 years. He was the most expensive player of the 1990 and 1992 season. Magic Johnson is a part of the Hall of Fame.
Michael Jordan, known for his tremendous height, is another precious player of the USA basketball team. He had been the player of the year in 1984 and had won 2 gold medals at the Olympics.
The contribution of these stalwarts has made the game of basketball in the Olympics look stylish and fascinating.