Today in Sports History: August 27

By Jonah Sharf

On August 27, 2004, the USA basketball team lost to Argentina, 89-81, dropping USA basketball from gold medal contention for the first time since NBA players were allowed to participate in the Summer Olympics. Argentina was led by San Antonio Spurs legend Manu Ginobili with 29 points. They would go on to win the Gold Medal in the 2004 Olympics, with fellow future and current NBA players Luis Scola, Andres Nocioni, Carlos Delfino, and Fabricio Oberto, among others, leading the way.

 

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