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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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330 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

3
300 63
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

4
199 63
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

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226 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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199 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

7
249 101
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

8
258 107
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

9
153 44
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added John Stockton Point guard

10
215 86
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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201 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

12
192 76
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kevin Durant Small forward

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

14
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

15
105 48
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added 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
KirkSaw added 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
KirkSaw added Reggie Miller Shooting guard

18
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

20
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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43 9
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Karl Malone Power forward

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37 6
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Wilt Chamberlain Center

23
105 73
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

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

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

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

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

28
85 73
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

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60 46
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Gary Payton Point guard

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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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15 4
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Julius Erving Small forward

32
63 61
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

33
84 87
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Derrick Rose Point guard

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

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

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

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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
slaft added 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
flipkickflip added 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
slaft added 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
Marcus Doty added 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
slaft added John Havlicek

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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
slaft added Rick Barry Small forward

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4 4
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Artis Gilmore Center

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4 4
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Dan Issel Power forward, Center

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12 15
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Jason Williams Point guard

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11 14
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
bigulcards added Kyrie Irving Point guard

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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
flipkickflip added Shawn Kemp Power forward

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

49
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

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