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List Rules Only players who have played in the U.S. Men's Olympic Basketball team since 1992

US Men's Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team includes the very best American-born professional basketball players to ever wear the red, white and blue in the Summer Olympics. These are some of the best basketball players to ever play the game and all helped the US Men's Olympic Basketball team win medals and earn the praise of fans around the world.

It's easy to say that the 1992 US Men's Basketball Team, stacked with talent with the likes of Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley and Magic Johnson, was the best ever. Known simply as the Dream Team, these legends of the sport dominated in every aspect of the 1992 Summer Olympics by winning each game by at least 32 points and winning the gold medal.

That 1992 Dream Team became the gold standard for any other team to come after them, and while Team USA has won Olympic gold medals in the years since, the 1992 team remains the one to which all subsequent teams are compared. It would be hard to ever top the level of talent seen on that dream team but there are certainly other players that come close.

After the US lost in the 2004 Summer Olympics, a new set of stars, known as the Redeem Team competed in 2008 to bring the title back to the states. That team, led by stars like LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryany, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Bosh, did just that and returned the gold medal to America. These future hall of famers, many of whom are the best basketball players of the 2000s, are primed to return for another gold medal in 2012.

The US Men's Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team is not about one specific team though. This list represents the best to ever represent the United States in international basketball competition. Which of these athletes is the best of them all? You decide that one basketball fans by voting for the players you think were the best ever to play for Team USA.
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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 328 39
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

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+ - 299 61
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 198 63
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 225 81
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 198 70
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

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+ - 247 101
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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+ - 256 107
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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+ - 152 44
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
John Stockton Point guard

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+ - 215 85
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Scottie Pippen Small forward

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+ - 200 79
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

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+ - 192 75
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kevin Durant Small forward

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+ - 139 44
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 125 58
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 105 48
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 97 44
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Patrick Ewing Center

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+ - 102 52
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Reggie Miller Shooting guard

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+ - 117 67
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Paul Point guard

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+ - 108 66
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kevin Garnett Power forward

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+ - 119 76
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 41 8
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Karl Malone Power forward

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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 104 72
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

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+ - 76 49
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Ray Allen Shooting guard

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+ - 64 46
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 66 52
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Jason Kidd Point guard

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+ - 63 49
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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+ - 60 46
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Gary Payton Point guard

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+ - 84 73
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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+ - 66 60
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Grant Hill Small forward

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+ - 63 61
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

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+ - 84 86
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Derrick Rose Point guard

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+ - 14 4
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Julius Erving Small forward

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+ - 21 13
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
James Harden Shooting guard

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+ - 46 44
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Tim Hardaway Point guard

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+ - 45 45
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 11 4
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Moses Malone Power forward, Center

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+ - 15 11
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
James Worthy Small forward

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+ - 10 5
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dominique Wilkins Small forward

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+ - 7 2
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Isiah Thomas Point guard

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+ - 10 6
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 7 6
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Rick Barry Small forward

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+ - 12 14
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Jason Williams Point guard

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+ - 11 13
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kyrie Irving Point guard

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+ - 4 4
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Artis Gilmore Center

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+ - 4 4
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dan Issel Power forward, Center

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+ - 11 14
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shawn Kemp Power forward

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+ - 11 15
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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+ - 55 77
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Paul Pierce Small forward

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+ - 4 6
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center