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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1
543 60
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
441 69
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Power forward

3
408 92
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

4
343 134
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

5
306 114
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

6
264 92
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

7
357 147
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

8
269 98
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

9
267 104
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

10
204 71
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

11
270 114
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

12
118 23
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

13
247 107
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

14
175 68
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

15
166 76
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

16
89 24
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

17
14 0
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
MiddleC added Center

18
136 65
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

19
136 70
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added Shooting guard, Small forward

20
154 89
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

21
145 84
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

22
134 81
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward

23
55 13
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

24
121 73
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

25
139 93
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard