LeBron has said it. Kobe has said it. They think they are better than the Dream Team.
Who would you pick in a seven game series?
1992 Dream Team
2012 Team USA
2012 team is soft.
The game of basketball has turned into a borderline pansy sport compared to what it what was during the dream team days.
2012 wouldn't be able to handle the likes of barkley and pippen. Too physical for today cry babies
1992 team without a doubt. Look at all the hall of famers. Big bad Karl Malone and David Robinson throwin bows down low.
I gotta go with the 92 Dream Team
Their bigs would DOMINATE the 2012 Big
Jordan and Kobe would be pretty close but Jordan would have better stats
Pippen would play stellar D against both Lebron and Durant but would still get beat from time to time
Magic would beat both D-Will and Paul
92 has better Shooters (Bird, Mullin, Stockton)
92 was just more physical and had better Defense
The new guys may be faster but the old guard would just put them on their ass time and time again
If the 2012 guys were getting to the rim too much i'd just put Ewing and Robinson in to guard the rim with Magic, Jordan and Pippen to guard the perimeter
Malone, Ewing, Barkley, Robinson & Pippen would murder them on the post. MJ does his thing. Magic probably gets 15-20 assists. Laettner waving pom poms on the sideline happy as shit!
2012 team would have moments but 1992 was full of big game players and was much better overall especially as a passing and ball handling team, not as flashy but much better at going for the kill.
The advantage 2012 has is at the wings and pg spot. Stockton had a broken leg during the Olympics and Magic was a year removed from any comp. and even a few of his teammates said he was not at the level he once was. So Williams and Paul would give the advantage there. Barkley would have to cover Lebron if 2012 goes small and thats a big advantage towards Lebron who would get his but on the flip side so would Sir Charles.
92 is too deep in the frontcourt and DRob is very underrated in his prime. He would get Chandler in foul trouble and it would be all over.