Originally Posted by StewiesMinion
2012 destroys the 1992 team.
Players are just much bigger, faster, stronger now. Carmelo weights the same as D Rob. LeBron is 25+ lbs heavier than Ewing.
The '92 team played in an era where the rules were radically different from FIBA. A team of stars used to playing with illegal defense would struggle massively vs bigger, faster players under FIBA rules. The fact that the '92 team couldn't shoot the 3 except for a few guys who are practically unplayable vs the 2012 makes it really tough on the Dream Team.
Except for the fact that D Rob would be the best 2 way center in the L today. Don't forget Hakeem too. In 92 the C position was much stronger. Hell Smits would beast against most guys nowadays.
Id give '12 the edge but it's b/c of Lebron, CP3, and Durant. Lebron is the most unique athlete in NBA history but Durant and CP3 could've been found at most times in league history. CP3 is small and Durant is a better Gervin. You could argue Pippen is the 2nd sickest combo of size/speed/strength next to Lebron.
Dream Team I would be so much better off in this hypothetical if they woulda picked Isaiah.
Barkley, Pippen, Jordan, Stockton all could hit the FIBA 3 btw. Not even counting Mullin obv