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The Dream Team: Movie edition

The U.S. men’s basketball team is sort of distancing itself from its Dream Team moniker. Continually flopping in international events will do that. But we’re not giving up on the dream. Here’s our Dream Team: Movie Edition. It’s our picks of the most dominant fictional basketball players in cinematic history.

Starting lineup

C Neon Bordeaux (Shaquille O’Neal), Blue Chips

PF Fletch (Chevy Chase), Fletch

SF Jimmy Chitwood (Maris Valainis), Hoosiers

SG Teen Wolf (Michael J. Fox), Teen Wolf

PG Butch McRae (Anfernee Hardaway), Blue Chips


F Jackie Moon (Will Ferrell), Semi-Pro

F Ricky Roe (Matt Nover), Blue Chips

F Clarence “Coffee” Black (Andre Benjamin), Semi-Pro

F Moses Guthrie (Julius Erving), The Fish That Saved Pittsburgh

G Sidney Deane (Wesley Snipes), White Men Can’t Jump

G Billy Hoyle (Woody Harrelson), White Men Can’t Jump

G Jesus Shuttlesworth (Ray Allen), He Got Game

Coaching staff

Coach: Norman Dale (Gene Hackman)

Assistant: Wilbur “Shooter” Flatch (Dennis Hopper)

Assistant: Pete Bell (Nick Nolte)