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Old 08-27-2007, 08:22 AM   #1
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Default Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shooting

Who'd they have that contributed on a steady basis? Mullin? Who else. Barkley, Pippen, and Stockton were all streaky. Not to mention Magic and Jordan were not the most efficient from 20 ft and out.

In combination with the improved FIBA talent, I feel this is a valid question.

I say they struggle with the outside shot, but their bulk and length compensate as their average margin of victory would be 12-18 points a game.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:31 AM   #2
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

Ever heard of Larry Bird?
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shooting

Fiction, that group of guys was so super focused and such a smart group of basketball players. I even call fiction on you saying that they couldn't shoot, collectively its a better bunch of shooters than this team.

They had more experience, more talent, and a drive this team can't match, and also probably a better rebounding, shooting, and passing team than this bunch, with a much more solid post presence.

Total fiction.
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:34 AM   #4
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Old 08-27-2007, 08:38 AM   #5
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

It's funny I was just reading about Sabonis and how badly he was killing David Robinson or the USA team. Then they formed the dream team to get better inside scorers and it seemed to work.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

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It's funny I was just reading about Sabonis and how badly he was killing David Robinson or the USA team. Then they formed the dream team to get better inside scorers and it seemed to work.

Well considering Sabonis was already a star and Robinson was a college kid back in 88, that's not surprising
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Old 08-27-2007, 09:46 AM   #7
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

Why? The problem with todays team isnt outside shooting. It is shooting in general. I cant see the dream team having the same problems.

Magic was by far the worst shooter on that team and he was a career 50% shooter. Over half the team were beyond automatic from the midrange and a fair few of them could sink a 3 if they wanted. Plus they played defense for the most part and had a PG(or 2).

They wouldn't have it all their own way like they did, but they wouldn't embarass the US either because they wouldn't lose. The international teams have just improved a lot and the US team and NBA in general have gotten a lot worse.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shooting

Larry Bird, Chris Mullin, John Stockton? All 3 were great outside shooters with Bird being one of the greatest of all time. Not to mention Jordan being one of the best mid-range shooters ever.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

nope. the 92 guys all understood how to break a zone defense, and using the long ball isn't the only way. high post scorers (jordan / bird / barkley), back line cuts (barkley / robinson / jordan / drexler), high low passing (barkley / bird / robinson / magic), drive and kick to baseline shooting bigs ( magic / stockton / jordan / pippen / drexler to karl and pat), and owning the offensive glass (chuck, karl, david, pat, clyde, scottie, mj) worked just fine.

oh yeah, and then there was mullin, bird, and stockton. and with the line moved in it's not like jordan, drexler, scottie, or laettner would have sucked from there either, if, for some reason, they decided to become a long range bombing team.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

Bird, Mullin and Stockton are arguably all better shooters than anyone currently on Team USA.
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Old 08-27-2007, 11:28 AM   #11
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

Honestly I think watching the games the last 3 years, shooting has been a problem but not our biggest problem. We haven't had a true table setting point guard running the team, been undersized which hurt us on D, and had low basketball IQs, which showed in our inability to properly rotate on D to beat the pick and roll. So even if you fell the 92 team had worse shooters than this years squad (which it doesn't) they still have better point guards, more size and higher basketball IQs which would still allow them to crush the competition.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

Stockton was far from streaky. What an idiotic thing to say. The only thing inconsistent about Stockton was his amount of shots taken. He was too busy handing out 14+ apg to shoot.

LMAO @ streaky.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shooting

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Who'd they have that contributed on a steady basis? Mullin? Who else. Barkley, Pippen, and Stockton were all streaky. Not to mention Magic and Jordan were not the most efficient from 20 ft and out.

In combination with the improved FIBA talent, I feel this is a valid question.

I say they struggle with the outside shot, but their bulk and length compensate as their average margin of victory would be 12-18 points a game.

Are you serious or just plain retarded?

Stockon,Bird,jordan,Ewing,Malone,Barkey,Drexler, etc... all can bury outside J without a problem. The worst shooter was indeed Magic but who cares.
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Default Re: Fact or Fiction: '92 Dream Team in today's FIBA struggles due to no outside shoot

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Honestly I think watching the games the last 3 years, shooting has been a problem but not our biggest problem. We haven't had a true table setting point guard running the team, been undersized which hurt us on D, and had low basketball IQs, which showed in our inability to properly rotate on D to beat the pick and roll. So even if you fell the 92 team had worse shooters than this years squad (which it doesn't) they still have better point guards, more size and higher basketball IQs which would still allow them to crush the competition.

Exactly.
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