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1987_Lakers 06-27-2008 10:36 PM

1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
I know NBA players in 1988 didnt play in the olympics but if there was a NBA roster in 1988 in the olympics would they beat the 1992 Dream Team??

1988 Dream Team
Magic Johnson
Larry Bird
Michael Jordan
Charles Barkley
Isiah Thomas
Kevin McHale
Dominique Wilkins
Moses Malone
Clyde Drexler
John Stockton
Karl Malone
Patrick Ewing

1992 Dream Team
Charles Barkley
Larry Bird
Clyde Drexler
Patrick Ewing
Magic Johnson
Michael Jordan
Christian Laettner
Karl Malone
Chris Mullin
Scottie Pippen
David Robinson
John Stockton

Myth 06-27-2008 10:56 PM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
Interesting. I'm going to go '92. Jordan wasn't accustomed to playing as a team in '88 and I think thats a big difference. I think similarly, '88 and '92 overlapping players, with most of those overlapping players developing into true winners in the early 90s. I think the big men improved too with Ewing improving, but more importantly, David Robinson was a beast in 92. I like 92 Robinson over Moses Malone.

Loki 06-27-2008 11:15 PM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
'88 in a landslide. Peak Magic and Bird, as opposed to their Summer of '92 forms, put them over the top.

Revelation 06-28-2008 12:26 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
1988 would win. Magic and Bird are in their prime and Jordan is at his athletic prime.

Man, I still can't believe one team had Magic, Bird, and Jordan -- 3 of the top 5 greatest players ever.. on the same team.. crazy!

1987_Lakers 06-28-2008 01:18 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
To bad Hakeem wasn't a U.S. citizen in '88 and 1992 or he would of easily made the Dream Team. (And the '88 dream team) :)

TmacsRockets 06-28-2008 01:22 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
'88 for sure.

Make It Rain 06-28-2008 01:24 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Myth
Interesting. I'm going to go '92. Jordan wasn't accustomed to playing as a team in '88 and I think thats a big difference. I think similarly, '88 and '92 overlapping players, with most of those overlapping players developing into true winners in the early 90s. I think the big men improved too with Ewing improving, but more importantly, David Robinson was a beast in 92. I like 92 Robinson over Moses Malone.

? Jordan played 3 years at UNC. Jordan had always been able to play with a team. We're not talking about Kobe here.

Myth 06-28-2008 01:47 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
True. But he hadn't played on a good team for 4 years at that point. I think David Robinson is the big difference maker.

L.Kizzle 06-28-2008 01:48 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
'88 Magic >>>> '92 Magic
'88 Bird >>>>>> '92 Bird
'88 Jordan < '92 Jordan
'88 Drexler = '92 Drexler
'88 Ewing << '92 Ewing
'88 Barkley > '92 Barkley
'88 Karl Malone < '92 Karl Malone
'88 Thomas >> '92 Stockton
'88 Moses Malone << '92 David Robinson
'88 Wilkins > '92 Pippen
'88 Worthy = '92 Mullin
'88 McHale >>>>>>> '92 Laettner (not fair, should take a college player which probably would have been Danny Manny) so ...
'88 Manny >> '92 Laettner

1987_Lakers 06-28-2008 11:43 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
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Psileas 06-28-2008 11:51 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
1988. 1988 vs 1992 Larry Bird would make the biggest difference. 1988 Magic also has the upper hand compared to his 1992 self.
BTW, the 1992 team could have been even more imposing than they were if they had prefered college Shaq instead or Laettner.

1987_Lakers 06-28-2008 07:21 PM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Myth
True. But he hadn't played on a good team for 4 years at that point. I think David Robinson is the big difference maker.


MJ did win a national championship at UNC.

I think the difference makers are Magic and Bird. Magic was better in in '88 than in '92 and Bird was wayyyyyyyyyyy better in '88 as well.

Lebron23 08-10-2008 03:05 AM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
1988 Dream Team

1987_Lakers 08-30-2008 04:31 PM

Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team
 
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