US basketball team favourites for gold

Koby Bryant among stars hoping to follow in footsteps of Michael Jordan's Olympic "Dream Team" of 1992.

    The US men's basketball team are hot favourites to retain Olympic gold in London.

    Twenty years ago the Olympics decided to allow professional players to compete - the result was the so-called dream team from the US, led by the legendary Michael Jordan, since then only in 2004 have the team failed to win gold.

    The current team, including NBA star Koby Bryant, is hoping to follow in their footsteps.

    The team's latest title effort will begin with a game against France on Sunday.
     
    Al Jazeera's Andy Richardson reports from London.


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