American Athletes US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team  

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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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443 45
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
358 47
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Power forward

3
330 70
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

4
215 69
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

5
244 89
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

6
219 78
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

7
273 110
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

8
284 117
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

9
223 83
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

10
166 50
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

11
231 93
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

12
208 83
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

13
149 50
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

14
55 6
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

15
137 61
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

16
110 48
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

17
113 53
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added Shooting guard, Small forward

18
57 10
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

19
109 56
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

20
123 74
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

21
127 79
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

22
113 71
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward

23
112 77
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

24
80 54
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

25
68 51
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard, Small forward

26
70 54
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard, Small forward

27
90 79
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Forward

28
24 7
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

29
69 57
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

30
63 51
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

31
69 64
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

32
27 18
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Shooting guard

33
16 7
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

34
48 46
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

35
14 5
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Marcus Doty added Point guard

36
87 94
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

37
49 48
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

38
64 67
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

39
14 8
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

40
18 13
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Small forward

41
12 8
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added

42
10 8
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

43
6 7
Dan Issel is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

44
6 7
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

45
13 17
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

46
13 17
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

47
57 79
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

48
12 17
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
bigulcards added Point guard

49
5 8
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

50
12 18
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Point guard