1. Winning Olympic Gold- 2008 and 2012
It is one thing to be the best in the country, and another thing entirely to be the best in the world -- the USA Men’s Basketball team learned that the hard way when they brought home bronze in 2004. But in 2008, Kobe Bryant would finally defeat Spain and earn Olympic gold alongside Dwyane Wade in Beijing. What’s even better is he accomplished the feat again this past summer in London, earning him Dream Team status with Wade, Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony.