Lisa Leslie

Lisa Leslie and Team USA: 25 straight Olympic wins.

Led by Tina Thompson, U.S. women's basketball became the latest American golden girls Saturday, capturing a third straight gold. On the men's side, the U.S. pulled it together for bronze while Argentina beat Italy for the gold.
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