2010 United States men's FIBA World Championship Ring
The United States men's national basketball team won the gold medal at the 2010 FIBA World Championship. The team was an entirely rebuilt squad without a single member from its 2008 Olympic gold-medal team. The 2010 team relied heavily on a small lineup to win its first World Championship since 1994. They were led by 21-year-old Kevin Durant, who was the tournament's most valuable player. The U.S. automatically qualified for the 2012 Olympics in London, and overtook Argentina for the No. 1 world ranking.