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It took an appeal to the international basketball federation, but Hakeem finally was able to live a lifelong Olympic dream in 1996, winning a gold medal with Team USA in Atlanta.

Dream Team members listen to the national anthem during medal ceremonies for men\'s basketball at the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta Saturday, August 3, 1996. Team members from left are: David Robinson, Scottie Pipen, Mitch Richmond, Reggie Miller, Karl Malone and Shaquille O\'Neal. The Dream Team defeated Yugoslavia 95-69 for the gold in men\'s basketball.