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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463 46
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
373 49
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Power forward

3
344 75
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

4
221 73
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

5
256 94
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

6
299 120
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

7
285 114
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
71 6
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

9
225 81
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

10
228 87
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

11
170 56
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

12
235 100
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

13
215 90
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

14
152 52
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

15
140 63
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

16
115 51
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

17
63 12
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

18
116 57
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added Shooting guard, Small forward

19
111 61
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

20
132 81
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

21
128 80
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

22
117 74
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward

23
120 79
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

24
84 58
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

25
31 8
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

26
75 58
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
70 56
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard, Small forward

28
67 53
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

29
94 84
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Forward

30
72 60
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

31
34 21
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Shooting guard

32
72 68
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

33
18 8
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Marcus Doty added Point guard

34
18 9
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

35
50 48
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

36
90 99
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

37
66 70
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

38
51 52
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

39
17 11
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

40
19 15
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 11
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added

42
11 10
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

43
61 80
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

44
15 19
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

45
15 19
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
bigulcards added Point guard

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8 10
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

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Harrison Barnes is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
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suck is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
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Dick is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
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