Results 1 to 15 of 15
  1. #1
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer 1987_Lakers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    20,687

    Default 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
    Last edited by 1987_Lakers; 08-30-2008 at 04:27 PM.

  2. #2
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Myth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    23,210

    Default 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.

  3. #3
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    5,056

    Default 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.

  4. #4
    The Fouler Revelation's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    445

    Default 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!

  5. #5
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer 1987_Lakers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    20,687

    Default 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) :)
    Last edited by 1987_Lakers; 06-28-2008 at 01:21 AM.

  6. #6
    Local High School Star
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    1,221

    Default Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team

    '88 for sure.

  7. #7
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    2,206

    Default 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.

  8. #8
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer Myth's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Rhode Island
    Posts
    23,210

    Default 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.

  9. #9
    ISH's Negro Historian L.Kizzle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Houston, TX -
    Posts
    40,634

    Default 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

  10. #10
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer 1987_Lakers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    20,687

    Default Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team

    bump

  11. #11
    NBA rookie of the year Psileas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Great!
    Posts
    6,848

    Default 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.

  12. #12
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer 1987_Lakers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    20,687

    Default 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.

  13. #13
    2nd Greatest Player Lebron23's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Land of 6 NBA titles
    Posts
    60,107

    Default Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team

    1988 Dream Team

  14. #14
    NBA Legend and Hall of Famer 1987_Lakers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Posts
    20,687

    Default Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team

    Bump

  15. #15
    Good High School Starter la bomba's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Posts
    968

    Default Re: 1988 Dream Team or 1992 Dream Team

    i suppose the question is which is better not who would win because the same players are in both teams.
    Yep 88 is better than 92 with magic retiring

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •