USA Basketball at the FIBA World Championships - Summary
This page includes basic information about the United States National Team performances at the Summer FIBA World Championships.
Here you have the basic information about the USA Basketball team performances at the FIBA World Championships since Argentina 1950, the first edition of this international World Cup.
The US never saw this championship with the same eyes it is considered worldwide, to the point that the NBA champions are called "World Champions". But for the international basketball world this tournament is almost at the same level of the basketball competition of the Olympic Games and is here where the real "World Champion" is crowned.
Despite that, the United States Basketball team has always been one of the World Championship contenders with 12 medals in 18 editions of the tournament. Five of those medals were Gold and the only other National Team with that number is the now disappeared Yugoslavia (although technically the first Yurgoslavia won 3 and FR of Yugoslavia -- later called Serbia and Montenegro-- won the other 2) (see complete medal list).
Year by year Basketball World Cup Champions: