A once and for all breakdown of which Dream Team is the superior squad
I grew up in pure awe of Magic Johnson and Larry Bird as a very young child in the 80’s. That translated over into deeper appreciation for Michael Jordon as a teenager.
When my son was born and become fascinated with the game, I teased him that he missed the golden age of basketball.
I remember the 92 Olympic team and how they were athletic royalty that beat down the world to express our pure dominance of the sport.
Yes, it was the golden age of basketball.
Now as the 2012 team moves forward to carve out their own thing, sports fanatics do what sports fanatics do and that is debate.
The hottest debate of the moment is which “dream team” would beat the other team?
The answer is pretty obvious yet there are those that want to hang on to their feelings because they were born at a certain time and they feel a certain way.
I get it and I understand it but the truth is the truth and you can’t take away the truth.
To really size the argument up you can’t look at it the situation from a singular view. You have to look at it from the perspective of a best-of-seven series.
That is how basketball has settled all of it’s championship requests and this one is of the tallest order.
So before we really get started, take a moment to flush your mental toilet. Put your beliefs and agendas aside and allow yourself be open to anything.
The roster for the 92 team is below.
Christian Laettner (PF), David Robinson (C), Patrick Ewing (C), Larry Bird (SF), Scottie Pippen (SF), Michael Jordon (SG), Clyde Drexler (SG), Karl Malone (PF), John Stockton (PG), Chris Mullin (SF), Charles Barkley (PF), Magic Johnson (PG)
The roster for the 2012 team is below.
Tyson Chandler (C), Kevin Durant (F), LeBron James (F), Russell Westbrook (G), Deron Williams (G), Andre Iguodala (F), Kobe Bryant (G), Kevin Love (F), James Harden (G), Chris Paul (G), Anthony Davis (F), Carmelo Anthony (F)
Now let’s get it on. Every sport is a game of matchups but basketball is arguably the one where they count the most. For the sake of true analysis, we have to tweak this by positional head-to-head victories.