One team captain has a chance to break a gold-free streak dating back to 1904
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Kevin Durant, men's basketball
It isn't likely that all eyes will be focused on Durant -- not at first. The U.S. men's basketball team has taken the gold at four of the last five Olympics, so another win seems certain -- especially with megastars like LeBron James and Kobe Bryant on board for their last Olympic games. But Durant, a rising star on the Oklahoma City Thunder, will be making his debut at the games (he was the last player cut from the team in 2008) and we expect the 3-time NBA scoring champion to emerge as a superstar.