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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451 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
364 48
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Power forward

3
335 72
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

4
216 72
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

5
249 91
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

6
280 111
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

7
291 118
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

8
220 80
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

9
225 84
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

10
168 52
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

11
234 94
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

12
212 86
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

13
151 50
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

14
61 6
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

15
138 62
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

16
112 49
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

17
114 54
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
59 11
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

19
110 58
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

20
131 79
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

21
127 76
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

22
114 72
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward

23
118 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
82 56
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

25
27 7
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

26
69 53
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard, Small forward

27
72 57
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard, Small forward

28
66 51
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

29
70 58
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

30
91 82
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Forward

31
31 19
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Shooting guard

32
70 65
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

33
16 6
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
17 8
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

35
90 96
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

36
49 47
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

37
65 68
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

38
50 50
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

39
19 13
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Small forward

40
15 9
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

41
12 9
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added

42
10 9
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

43
8 7
Elvin Hayes is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

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

45
14 17
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
bigulcards added Point guard

46
14 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
59 79
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

48
1 1
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49
13 19
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Point guard

50
11 17
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Point guard, Shooting guard