US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team Basketball Players

US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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List Criteria: 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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    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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    Small forward, Power forward

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    Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Hakeem Olajuwon Center

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    Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Scottie Pippen Small forward

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    Power forward, Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

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    Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

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    LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

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    Small forward

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    Point guard

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

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    David Robinson Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Reggie Miller Shooting guard

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    Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Patrick Ewing Center

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    Point guard, Shooting guard

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    Point guard

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    Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Kevin Garnett Power forward

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    Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Ray Allen Shooting guard

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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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    Wilt Chamberlain Center

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    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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    Power forward

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    Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Small forward, Forward

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    Point guard

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    Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Jason Kidd Point guard

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    Shooting guard, Small forward

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    Point guard

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    Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Grant Hill Small forward

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    Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

    Chris Webber Power forward, Center

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    James Harden is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    James Harden Shooting guard

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    Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Alonzo Mourning Center

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    Point guard

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    Small forward

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    James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    James Worthy Small forward

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    Point guard

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    John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    John Havlicek

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    Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Shawn Kemp Power forward

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    Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Dominique Wilkins Small forward

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    Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Moses Malone Power forward, Center

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    DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    DeMarcus Cousins Center

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    Point guard

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    Robert Parish is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Robert Parish Center

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    Small forward

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    Bob Pettit is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Bob Pettit Power forward, Center

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    Small forward

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    Chet Walker is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Chet Walker Small forward, Power forward

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    Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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    Dan Issel Power forward, Center

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