Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Hakeem is from Nigeria.
And no one can guard Lebron or Durant on that team without freeing up another great scorer in Kobe or Melo. LebrOn wOuld demand double teams and is a great unselfish passer. If Durant is hot, his team can beat anyone. Much more speed On this team. And chandler may be weak on offense but can hold his own on defense.
The Dream Team didnt beat any one with NBA talent. Those were the years when cOllege basketball players could win it all for the USA. Those days are over.
Whoops meant Ewing not Hakeem. But to counter your views again who would defend the block down low? Was Stockton not a great shooter to counter Melo? Was Jordan not a scorer to counter Kobe? Barkley averaged 18 ppg and Malone just under. Not to mention the rebounds and blocked shots. Would that not counter Lebrons and Durants?
0 – Number of timeouts called by head coach Chuck Daly during the eight games the Dream Team participated in in the 1992 Olympics
2.8 – John Stockton's scoring average, 12th overall
15 – Number of total blocks by Patrick Ewing, which led the Dream Team
.365 – Opponents field goal percentage
37 – Number of total steals by Michael Jordan, which led the Dream Team
47 – Number of total assists by Scottie Pippen, which led the Dream Team
4.8 – Christian Laettner's scoring average, 10th overall on the Dream Team
5.3 – Karl Malone and Chris Mullin's rebounding average, which led the Dream Team
.578 --- Dream Team field goal percentage
7 – April 7, 1989, FIBA votes to allow NBA players to participate in international events, including the Olympic Games and the World Championship of Basketball. The final tally was 56 countries in favor of opening the competition, 13 opposed and one abstaining.
.711 – Charles Barkley field goal percentage (59 of 83), which led the Dream Team
8 --- Dream Team Olympic Record (8-0)
8 – Magic Johnson's scoring average, ninth overall on the Dream Team
8.4 –Larry Bird's scoring average, eighth overall on the Dream Team
.875 – Charles Barkley's three-point field goal percentage (7 of 8), which led the Dream Team
9 – Scottie Pippen and David Robinson's scoring average, seventh overall on the Dream Team
.90 – Christian Laettner's free throw percentage (18 of 20) which led the Dream Team
9.5 – Patrick Ewing's scoring average, sixth highest on the Dream Team
10.5 – Clyde Drexler's scoring average, fifth highest on the Dream Team
12.9 – Chris Mullin's scoring average, fourth highest on the Dream Team
13 – Karl Malone's scoring average, third highest on Dream Team
14.9 – Michael Jordan's scoring average, second on the Dream Team
18 – Charles Barkley's scoring average, which led the Dream Team
32 – the closest, in points, an opponent came to the Dream Team in eight games during the Olympics (117-85 vs. Croatia in the gold medal game)
43.8 – average margin of victory, in points, in the Olympics
51.5 --- Average margin of victory in the Qualifying Tournament in Portland
103 – USA 103, Croatia 70
111 – USA 111, Germany 68
115 – USA 115, Puerto Rico 77
116 – USA 116, Angola 48
117 – USA 117, Croatia 85
117.3 – Dream Team scoring average
122 – USA 122, Spain 81
127 – USA 127, Lithuania 76
127 -- USA 127, Brazil 83
[ Edited by JiksJuicy on Jul 17, 2012 at 4:27 PM ]