Sunday, July 15, 2012
Dream Team My Ass
Is anyone else mad about this year's Olympic basketball team calling themselves the Dream Team? Everyone knows that there was only one real Dream Team, back in 1992 at the Barcelona Olympic Games.
This year's team, led by LeBron James, Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant will be the most flashy at the games for sure, but flash doesn't win ballgames. When it comes down to it, whoever has the ball is always going to want to shoot it, and when they encounter real defense, who knows what'll actually happen.
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Charles Barkley, and David Robinson? Should I keep going? Karl Malone, John Stockton, Clyde Drexler, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen and Christian Laettner.
They won every game by an average of 44 points, and scored over 100 points in every contest in the Games. There is something to be said for the level of competition going up all around the world, but even though that would most likely help the 2012 at least look better, they never will hold a candle to the Dream Team. Eleven Hall of Famers. Eleven.