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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500 51
Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shooting guard, Small forward

2
405 59
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Power forward

3
374 82
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

4
245 82
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

5
309 121
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard, Swingman

6
279 104
Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team

7
250 88
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

8
328 133
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

9
244 95
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Power forward

10
184 61
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

11
250 104
Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

12
94 14
Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center

13
165 56
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

14
226 99
Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

15
151 68
Oscar Robertson is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

16
74 14
Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

17
127 55
Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

18
124 61
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
139 85
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

20
131 81
Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard, Shooting guard

21
115 67
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

22
133 86
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

23
124 79
Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward

24
42 11
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

25
90 63
Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard

26
80 60
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
82 63
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
79 63
Jason Kidd is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

29
72 58
Gary Payton is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

30
40 27
James Harden is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Shooting guard

31
98 93
Carmelo Anthony is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward, Forward

32
25 11
Dominique Wilkins is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

33
25 11
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
77 71
Grant Hill is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

35
25 14
Moses Malone is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Power forward, Center

36
53 51
Tim Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard

37
95 102
Derrick Rose is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard

38
23 18
James Worthy is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Small forward

39
53 56
Alonzo Mourning is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center

40
68 75
Chris Webber is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward, Center

41
16 13
John Havlicek is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added

42
13 12
Rick Barry is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward

43
19 20
Shawn Kemp is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward

44
64 81
Paul Pierce is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward

45
19 21
Kyrie Irving is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
bigulcards added Point guard

46
9 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

47
11 14
Dennis Rodman is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
carlo-orca added Small forward, Power forward

48
14 19
Penny Hardaway is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Point guard, Shooting guard

49
0 0
#83 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Dyanna Joyce added #83

50
6 9
Artis Gilmore is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Center