American Athletes Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster  

Blake Edwards
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The 2012 Olympic USA Basketball Team roster is composed of 12 of the finest professional basketball players from the United States and will compete for a gold medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, England. After losing many strong finalists to injury, the 12-member team for the 2012 Olympics was announced on July 7, 2012.

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Like many editions of the squad from the past, the 2012 US Men's Basketball team will enter the Summer Olympics with big expectations to dominate the tournament and bring home a gold medal. This was also the case in 1992 when the "Dream Team," composed of some of the best basketball players of all time, won the gold medal in glorious fashion. Other teams in the years since were less successful, such as the 2004 squad, but the US bounced back to win a gold medal in 2008.

Many of the players from that 2008 team returned for the 2012 campaign. Comprised completely of National Basketball Association players, the 2012 roster includes some of the best in professional basketball right now such as Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kevin Love and Carmelo Anthony. Additionally, Blake Griffin, Andre Iguodala and James Harden were named final members the team.

Thought not as strong as originally projected, the US Men's Olympic Basketball team is still expected to be one of those with the most potential at the 2012 Olympics. Think they're destined for gold or do you see a supreme upset in their future? Tell us what you think and why by leaving a comment below.
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237 88
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Small forward

2
239 95
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

3
237 95
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

4
133 49
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Esmith added Point guard

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165 81
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Small forward, Forward

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113 50
Russell Westbrook is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
ZingB added Point guard

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98 52
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Shooting guard

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136 81
Kevin Love is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Power forward, Center

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85 49
Andre Iguodala is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Pedro Cerrano added Shooting guard, Small forward

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73 33
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Point guard - Projected roster member

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65 36
Dwight Howard is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Power forward, Center - Projected roster member

12
75 52
Tyson Chandler is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Pedro Cerrano added Center

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39 23
Blake Griffin is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Power forward - Injured during scrimmage; replaced by Anthony Davis

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76 58
Deron Williams is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Pedro Cerrano added Point guard

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9 10
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Shooting guard

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9 11
LaMarcus Aldridge is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Esmith added Power forward, Center

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11 14
Rajon Rondo is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Esmith added Point guard

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5 7
Gordon Hayward is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Small forward

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7 10
Jeremy Lin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Point guard

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7 12
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Small forward

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36 47
Chris Bosh is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
Power forward - Projected roster member

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1 9
C. J. Watson is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Point guard

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1 10
Von Wafer is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Rank the 2012 Olympics USA Basketball Team Roster
cshee25 added Shooting guard