So since the Olympics ended, the debate between the two Dream Teams have gone back and forth. It seems that the majority of the people believe that the 1992 Team, led by Jordan, is the superior team, and Kobe's 2012 Team would lose due to match up problems. But I'm not wholly convinced. For one, the 2012 Team featured LEBRON JAMES, who could match up with anybody on the floor. The 2012 team also had defensive guards like Chris Paul and Iguodala to apply pressure on Stockton or Drexler. The PF and C positions may be the hardest to match up against the 1992 team, but I think Chandler and Davis (although a rookie) could've done a decent job in protecting the rim. Oh, and did I mention LEBRON JAMES?! Share your thoughts please! I would love to hear what you have to say.
1992 Dream Team VS. 2012 Dream Team
@eanster: yea but u arent just talking about 2012 team vs Jordan lol. Yea i think he would be the basic starting point but then u got Magic (also a beast of a point forward if i remember correctly lol), Bird (who will guard him???), Ewing, Hakeem the dream, the admiral... i mean the list is quite impressive for the 1992 dream team
As for the number of games, let's first assume that it's just one game, because the Olympics aren't played in a series format. If such is the case, then I would think the 2012 team has the edge mainly because of Lebron. People forget how much of a beast he is because his game is SO well rounded, and it's hard to pinpoint his greatest strengths and weaknesses. As for matching the score with Jordan, I think some guy named Kevin Durant can handle that.
oohh I don't know, if Kobe and Jordan actually went head to head in a game, the fire in Kobe wouldn't allow Jordan to get by him so easily. Jordan's a beast, but Kobe's also feisty when it comes to rivalries, and especially ones that concern Jordan. Plus, don't forget Lebron, who I think is a better player than Jordan, in terms of physicality and ability to get to the hoop. Jordan might've been the better shooter, but Lebron isn't so far off either. Only thing that I would definitely give the edge to Jordan is his killer instinct, but let's not forget that Lebron showed some of that in last year's playoffs. People seem to forget that Lebron was pretty clutch because he is clutch in so many ways (passes, positioning, scoring) that his impact on the scoreboard is less felt than when Jordan rained down on his opponents.
I dont know I cant see anyone going down the wire against Jordan. important question though: are u saying hang with the Dream Team for a game or for a series?