BigDMcGee, on 13 July 2012 - 09:16 AM, said:
If dwight was healthy I think the Dream team vs 2012 team would be more interesting.
i agree with this - i also just watched the dream team documentary and was surprised how small the 1992 guys look now compared to Lebron etcalso in 1992 stockton was hurt for the olympics - bird was mostly done but could still be sick for ten minutes at a time - Ewing doesn't get the respect he deserves he was a defensive force Robinson nice a guy as he was i always thought was a pussy but Dream Team win easily because1. Jordan and Pippen were such defensive forces and at the prime of their careers they were just so sick at shutting people down and stealing from the passing lanes2. Just about every leader on that team Magic, Michael, Bird, Scottie were huge winners had won titles and by that point (Scottie was shaky earlier but had matured) just knew what it took to win - with Michael and Scottie Magic doesn't need to guard a small - hell he doesn't really have to even play - you're not driving past Jordan and Pippen and if you do Ewing is there to block your shot3. No one seems to remember what a monster Charles was in those Olympics he was just a beast and had a chip on his shoulder because he hadn't won a title - Malone had game but he could be sort of a pussyThe new guys - Kobe is not in his prime but he's a winner albeit one who will demand the ball even if he isn't still the guy who should have it and people will still defer to him even LeBronLebron seems to have gotten through his issues with having to take overDurant is a monster but is still a little young - a few other guys Carmelo, Howard have a little flakiness to them that I don't like - It still appalls me that Defensive force that he is Howard has zero post moves and can't shoot free throwsWhen it comes down to the fourth quarter Bird isn't choking Michael isn't choking, Charles has his i'm going to kill you game face on Pippen is locking down Durant or LeBronI'm so big on Lebron i'd say he is the second best guy out there next to Jordan and maybe arguably the most important guy on the floor because he can guard anyone and even the Dream Team is gonna have to double him - he'll still score - Kobe will have Jordan on himMy final point - Bird Magic Charles and Michael would rather die than lose that game - and I mean literally die - the reason Michael was such a beast was because he was the most athletic guy to that point with the most diabolically driven will to winwho can you say that about the current team besides Kobe, who is past his prime - Lebron would really like to win, he'll give you his best effort - i think now he'll come up big, but at the end of the day if he loses he'll be happy with giving it his best effortThose 92 guys (Minus Robinson, Drexler, and Malone) they'd rather be disemboweled like the end of Braveheart than lose that game, which is why they would never lose a one game battle