Originally posted by blizzuntz:
Like I said before... Name one team the Dream Team beat that had as much NBA experience as Team Brazil the other night?
International basketball is a whole new game ... Pulling up those stats don't mean much when the level of competition has increased so much.
I'm not saying Dream Team isn't better, I'm just saying this team today isn't losing by 25 like Pippen suggested. In a 7 game series , it is not a sweep.
Yeah it really is, you are right on that one. Even though it was only the first time the USA ever assembled NBA players for the tournament so to them it was a whole new experience but that's kind of different. Also this original team was a huge reason as to why basketball is so popular around the globe now. International basketball was just at the beginning of it's stages back then you are right, but I think that team helped spark interest from around the globe. So maybe I'm just looking at the dream team as a whole being far more breath taking than this years, but I still think the size and strength of 92 would ware these guys down. 92 had all the scorers it needed. They could have kept up with the scoring of this years team imo. The difference is they had what this years team doesn't have and that's a down low presence. That's the game changer for me.
But yeah in the long run there's really no way to know though. Anybody's guess is as good as mine.