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US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team 

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Updated June 14, 2019 12.6k votes 1.1k voters 38.7k views 78 items

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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Michael Jordan is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Shooting guard and Small forward from New York City, New York, United States of America
2
Magic Johnson is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard and Power forward from Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
3
Larry Bird is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward and Power forward from West Baden Springs, French Lick Township, Indiana, United States of America
4
Kobe Bryant is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard and Shooting guard from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
5
LeBron James is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward and Power forward from Akron, Ohio, United States of America
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Shaquille O'Neal is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Center from Newark, New Jersey, United States of America
7
Hakeem Olajuwon is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Center from Lagos, Nigeria
8
Tim Duncan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward and Center from Christiansted, United States Virgin Islands
9
Charles Barkley is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward and Power forward from USA, Leeds, Alabama
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Scottie Pippen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward from Hamburg, Arkansas, United States of America
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Kevin Durant is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Small forward from Washington, D.C., United States of America
12
John Stockton is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Point guard from Spokane, Washington
13
David Robinson is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center from Key West, Florida, United States of America
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Wilt Chamberlain is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Center from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
15
Dwyane Wade is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard and Shooting guard from Chicago, Illinois, United States of America
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Patrick Ewing is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Center from Kingston, Jamaica
17
Clyde Drexler is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
DJamesSr added Shooting guard and Small forward from New Orleans, Louisiana, United States of America
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Allen Iverson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard and Shooting guard from Hampton, Virginia, United States of America
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Karl Malone is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
flipkickflip added Power forward from Summerfield, Louisiana, United States of America
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Kevin Garnett is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Power forward from Greenville, South Carolina, United States of America
21
Reggie Miller is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard from Riverside, California, United States of America
22
Chris Paul is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
Point guard from Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States of America
23
Julius Erving is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
slaft added Small forward from Roosevelt, New York, United States of America
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Ray Allen is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard from Merced, California, United States of America
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Vince Carter is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US Men’s Olympic Basketball All-Time Dream Team
KirkSaw added Shooting guard and Small forward from Daytona Beach, Florida, United States of America