Rank 'Em: Dream Team USA

Created: June 11, 2008, 11:02 AM

Who makes the cut for SportsNation's dream team?

It may seem like only yesterday that the original Dream Team rolled over -- and then signed autographs for -- overmatched opponents in Barcelona, but consider that Dwight Howard was all of eight years old when Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and company took the Olympics by storm. Four Olympiads later, the American basketball brand is looking for a comeback in Beijing after a string of international disappointments.

USA Basketball has picked its roster to go for gold beginning Aug. 10 against China, but what's your dream dozen, SportsNation?

Below you'll find a stash of superstars with American passports. Not all were healthy enough, or interested enough, to contend for a spot on the real Team USA, but we want to know what you think the ultimate American roster would look like. Do you have room for a defensive stopper like Bruce Bowen? Have time and a collection of young point guards passed Jason Kidd? Can Kobe Bryant play nice with others?

Rank your top 12 candidates (or all 32, if you want) for SportsNation's dream team.
How are the points calculated?
On a poll with 10 options, a No.1 ranking equals 10 points, a No.2 ranking equals 9 points, etc. The item with the most points will be ranked first.
  • Carmelo Anthony
  • Gilbert Arenas
  • Ron Artest
  • Shane Battier
  • Chauncey Billups
  • Carlos Boozer
  • Chris Bosh
  • Bruce Bowen
  • Kobe Bryant
  • Marcus Camby
  • Tyson Chandler
  • Baron Davis
  • Kevin Durant
  • Kevin Garnett
  • Richard Hamilton
  • Dwight Howard
  • Allen Iverson
  • LeBron James
  • Joe Johnson
  • Jason Kidd
  • Tracy McGrady
  • Shawn Marion
  • Greg Oden
  • Shaquille O'Neal
  • Chris Paul
  • Paul Pierce
  • Tayshaun Prince
  • Michael Redd
  • Brandon Roy
  • Amare Stoudemire
  • Dwyane Wade
  • Deron Willians