The Best Of The 1992 USA Dream Team – Greatest Team Ever?
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On the anniversary of the 1992 Dream Team winning Gold in Barcelona, I thought I would share some of my favorite clips of arguably the greatest basketball team ever assembled. Actually, they aren’t just arguably the greatest basketball team ever, they just might be the greatest team in sports history.
BUT! This is a very unpopular opinion, I actually believe there’s been other US teams (the unpopular Dream Team 2) that could have beat this team if they were able to time travel and play each other during their Olympic years (ex: 92 Dream Team vs 94 Dream Team 2). What am I smoking right? The biggest reason why the 92 Dream Team — with a past his prime Magic Johnson and barely able to stand Larry Bird — was able to dominate the Olympics by an average of 44 points a game is because the players on the other countries were either so scared or star struck to compete; Opponents were actually asking for autographs and shoes before, during and after the games. A young team like the trash-talking DT2 with Shaq, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Shawn Kemp, Derrick Coleman, Reggie Miller and DT1 snub Dominique Wilkens wouldn’t have that respect and fear of the 92 legends.
Then again, there is that story about the Dream Team absolutely destroying a team of young future pros like Chris Webber and Grant Hill.
And the Dream Team had an early 90s’ Michael Jordan, who was arguably the greatest version of the greatest player of all-time.
And the Dream Team had Charles Barkley in his prime and his hilarious quote about Angola (“I know they are in trouble”) would apply to any competition from any era.
Forget everything I said about Dream Team 2 (I just wanted to show the team some love) or was about to say about any other team that probably shouldn’t have had “Dream” in their name. The 1992 Dream Team is and will always be the greatest team ever assembled!