The NBA as a league has always had its share of stars. During the 2012 Olympics, some of the NBA’s biggest and brightest stars have banded together on Team USA with one common goal. Simply put, they want to bring home the gold medal.
Among the stars on Team USA are LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Kobe Bryant. They are arguably three of the NBA’s best players.
Taking a look at Team USA’s roster and their Olympic success, you have to be compelled enough to wonder what if? What if Team USA had a full complement of healthy players and stars?
Just imagine how good Team USA would be if a former MVP, a multiple-time Defensive Player of the Year, an underappreciated NBA champion, two former NBA Finals MVPs and the NBA’s most lethal passer were all present and accounted for.
The addition of these following six players would make a strong, alternate starting lineup with a sixth man. Each of them was omitted from the team or from consideration to make the team due to injuries or needing to rest their ailing bodies.