Prince made his name by subduing Kobe Bryant in the 2004 NBA Finals, helping the Detroit Pistons to a 4-1 series victory over the LA Lakers.
The small forward was known primarily for his defence and played his part in the 2007 FIBA Americas Championship triumph which secured Team USA a spot at Beijing 2008.
While he only had limited game time in China, Prince made useful contributions in both meetings with Spain. He was three-from-four for three-pointers in a 10-point haul in group play, and made all three of his field goal attempts (all two-pointers) in just eight minutes in the gold-medal game.
Coach Mike Krzyzewski later wrote about the final, "Tayshaun didn't do those things when we had the game in hand, he did them when we needed them."
Prince's career declined somewhat after his Olympic gold and, after four-and-a-half more seasons in Detroit, he had relatively unsuccessful spells at the Memphis Grizzlies and Boston Celtics before returning to the Pistons for the end of the 2014-15 season.
“"You want to keep your rhythm. I feel if I miss a game, I kind of lose my rhythm a little bit, so I try not to let that happen."”
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