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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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426 43
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Michael Jordan Shooting guard, Small forward

2
341 44
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Magic Johnson Point guard, Power forward

3
316 66
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Larry Bird Small forward, Power forward

4
206 65
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

5
233 85
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

6
261 105
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kobe Bryant Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

7
207 73
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Tim Duncan Power forward, Center

8
269 112
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
LeBron James Small forward, Power forward, Point forward

9
215 80
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Charles Barkley Small forward, Power forward

10
158 48
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added John Stockton Point guard

11
223 90
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Scottie Pippen Small forward

12
145 47
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added David Robinson Center

13
196 82
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kevin Durant Small forward

14
130 60
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Oscar Robertson Point guard, Shooting guard

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110 49
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added Clyde Drexler Shooting guard, Small forward

16
104 45
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Patrick Ewing Center

17
45 6
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Wilt Chamberlain Center

18
106 54
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Reggie Miller Shooting guard

19
120 69
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Paul Point guard

20
49 9
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Karl Malone Power forward

21
123 77
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dwyane Wade Point guard, Shooting guard

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22
111 68
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Kevin Garnett Power forward

23
108 75
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Allen Iverson Point guard, Shooting guard

24
78 51
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Ray Allen Shooting guard

25
65 49
Chris Mullin is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Chris Mullin Shooting guard, Small forward

26
87 77
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Carmelo Anthony Small forward, Forward

27
67 55
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Jason Kidd Point guard

28
64 52
Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Vince Carter Shooting guard, Small forward

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61 49
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Gary Payton Point guard

30
19 5
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Julius Erving Small forward

31
68 62
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Grant Hill Small forward

32
87 90
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Derrick Rose Point guard

33
64 64
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Chris Webber Power forward, Center

34
23 15
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added James Harden Shooting guard

35
48 45
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Tim Hardaway Point guard

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48 46
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Alonzo Mourning Center

37
14 5
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Moses Malone Power forward, Center

38
12 3
Isiah Thomas is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Marcus Doty added Isiah Thomas Point guard

39
14 6
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Dominique Wilkins Small forward

40
18 12
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added James Worthy Small forward

41
12 7
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added John Havlicek

42
10 7
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Rick Barry Small forward

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

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

45
13 16
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Shawn Kemp Power forward

46
12 15
DeMarcus Cousins is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added DeMarcus Cousins Center

47
56 78
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Paul Pierce Small forward

48
5 7
Dolph Schayes is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Dolph Schayes Power forward, Center

49
12 17
Jason Williams is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Jason Williams Point guard

50
4 6
Bob Lanier is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Bob Lanier Center