Every four years, the world all pauses at the same time to watch our best athletes compete on an international stage. With this year's festivities in Paris upon us, let's take a look back at some of some of the top moments in USA Basketball Olympic history.

10. Carmelo Anthony caps his Olympic career as the first man to win three gold medals while becoming Team USA’s then all-time leader in points, rebounds and games played. (2016 Rio)

9. The Soviet Union beat the USA in the Semi-finals in a rematch of the 1972 Gold Medal game. This is the loss that created the Dream team. (1988 South Korea)

8. Sue Bird and Diana Taurasi make history winning a fifth straight gold medal in Tokyo. Taurasi will look to break the tie this year in Paris. (2020 Tokyo)  

7. USA wins the inaugural Women’s 3x3 basketball gold led by Allisha Gray, Jackie Young, Kelsey Plum and Stefanie Dolson. (2020 Tokyo)

6. The Redeem Team is formed and goes on to win the gold in 2008 after disappointing finishes in the 2004 Olympics & 2006 FIBA World Championship. (2008 Beijing)

5.  After a silver medal their last time around, the Women’s National Team won its first of nine gold medals. The team hasn’t lost a game since 1992. (1984 Los Angeles) 

4. Kobe Bryant and LeBron James link up again to lead the 2012 team to another gold. The team defeated opponents by an average of 32 points per game. (2012 London)

3. Vince Carter’s iconic dunk over the 7-foot-2 Frederic Weis in a preliminary game against France. (2000 Sydney)

2. Candace Parker makes quite the debut winning NCAA Tournament MOP, WNBA Rookie of the Year, MVP and an Olympic gold medal in the same year. (2008 Beijing)

1. The Dream Team is unleashed on the World beating opponents by an average of 44 points per game en route to gold. (1992 Barcelona)