Does the 92 Dream Team hold up today?

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  • Would Win the NBA Title today

    18 90.00%
  • Would NOT Win the NBA Title today

    0 0%
  • Would beat a current Dream Team

    5 25.00%
  • Would NOT beat a current Dream Team

    4 20.00%
  • Isn't even the best Dream Team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    But Jordan WAS on the '92 team. In his prime!

    Three point shooting? Mullins, Bird can't shoot the 3?

    Shaq was great then. But it's not like Ewing and Robinson were slouches.

    Malone and Barkley.

    Drexler and Jordan.

    PG's Magic and Stockton.

    Yeah, these guys couldn't play today.
    Where did I say the 92 team couldn't play?

    Bird could barely walk at the time and spent most of the games stretching out his back. Him and Magic were well past their prime and peaks in 92. They were more symbols than players.

    92 and Warriors wouldn't have had an answer for Shaq. The 92 guys definitely aren't slouches, but one of the guys you named was also on 96 (Robinson) and you had Hakeem too.

    Stockton was also on the 96 team, plus you have one of the best guard defenders in the history of the game.

    Drexler is erased by Grant Hill or Penny, you choose and I'll still have the other.

    Malone and Barkely on both teams.

    Reggie Miller >>>>>>>>>>> Chris Mullins

    So like I said, you let me have Jordan on the 96 team and I definitely take them over 92 and Warriors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    Where did I say the 92 team couldn't play?

    Bird could barely walk at the time and spent most of the games stretching out his back. Him and Magic were well past their prime and peaks in 92. They were more symbols than players.

    92 and Warriors wouldn't have had an answer for Shaq. The 92 guys definitely aren't slouches, but one of the guys you named was also on 96 (Robinson) and you had Hakeem too.

    Stockton was also on the 96 team, plus you have one of the best guard defenders in the history of the game.

    Drexler is erased by Grant Hill or Penny, you choose and I'll still have the other.

    Malone and Barkely on both teams.

    Reggie Miller >>>>>>>>>>> Chris Mullins

    So like I said, you let me have Jordan on the 96 team and I definitely take them over 92 and Warriors.
    Since you noted the similar players, give the '92 team Hakeem n what does that do for the makeup? If I recall Hakeem may have not been a citizen in 92.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    Since you noted the similar players, give the '92 team Hakeem n what does that do for the makeup? If I recall Hakeem may have not been a citizen in 92.
    I'll allow for Hakeem on 92 if you give me Jordan for 96. I take 96 still #hottakes

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    Quote Originally Posted by MJAlltheWay24 View Post
    I'll allow for Hakeem on 92 if you give me Jordan for 96. I take 96 still #hottakes
    Have to be an idiot, or Portland, to give up MJ.

    To be honest, just take the teams as they were and I still go 92.

    BTW, Magic was only a 12 year vet at the time and he was still the best PG in the game in 92. He wasn't sidelined by anything but AIDS fear and not athletic loss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    Have to be an idiot, or Portland, to give up MJ.

    To be honest, just take the teams as they were and I still go 92.

    BTW, Magic was only a 12 year vet at the time and he was still the best PG in the game in 92. He wasn't sidelined by anything but AIDS fear and not athletic loss.

    True, but he had already sit at least one season if I'm not mistaken and was "rusty". He wasn't at his peak.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    The Dream Team may go undefeated in today's NBA.

    They would however lose IMO against today's NBA dream team.

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    Dream Team would crush this team!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigVMan23 View Post
    True, but he had already sit at least one season if I'm not mistaken and was "rusty". He wasn't at his peak.
    Missed the 91-92 season. Played in NBA All Star Game n won MVP.

    Averaged 8 points per and nearly 6-1 assist to turnover ratio.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatz View Post
    Missed the 91-92 season. Played in NBA All Star Game n won MVP.

    Averaged 8 points per and nearly 6-1 assist to turnover ratio.
    Well...he was Magic...his 75% is 150% better than almost everyone else. I still say he wasn't at his peak, but even that is still darn good.

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    Magic was only 32 or 33 in 92, still had a lot in the tank. Retired due to ignorance of HIV by others.

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    I keep reading on several threads how unstoppable Shaq was and no one could match up with him ever, thus any team or duo with him is unbeatable. If what many say are true he'd have a dozen rings. Shaq was great, I love Shaq...but he could be stopped or at leady slowed down by good teams. Heck hack-a-Shaq would still work and in today's NBA he'd foul out if he didn't quickly adjust.

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    Take the Dream team and let them play together an entire season nobody would touch them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    The Dream Team may go undefeated in today's NBA.

    They would however lose IMO against today's NBA dream team.

    Curry
    Wall
    Paul
    Russ
    Harden
    KD
    LeBron
    George
    Kawahi
    AD
    Boogie
    DeAndre
    KAT
    This is my line of thinking although I would change "would lose to today's NBA dream team" to "might lose to today's NBA dream team."

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    Quote Originally Posted by UKMustangFan View Post
    Shooting-wise the 96 team was better. Reggie was a far better shooter than anyone on the 92 team and Steve Smith was about even with Mullin.

    Ewing and Robinson weren't slouches, but you forget the 96 team also had Hakeem. He was better than either of the 92 big guys.

    Malone, Barkley, Stockton, Robinson, and Pippen were on both teams.

    Magic would be the best of the PG bunch, but the Glove was as good as it gets defensively.

    While I agree the 92 team was the better of the two (mainly because they had Jordan), it isn't a slam dunk like you're making it out to be.
    Steve Smith is not and never has been equal with Chris Mullin. That's borderline blasphemy.

    As good as Shaq was he still had issues against centers with strong low post games. Especially David Robinson who could take him inside and outside.

    Magic can still see over Gary Payton.

    Pippen, Malone, Barkley, Stockton and Robinson would all choose to play with the 92 Dream Team so you can remove them from 96 team.

    92 still had MJ. Discussion over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    I keep reading on several threads how unstoppable Shaq was and no one could match up with him ever, thus any team or duo with him is unbeatable. If what many say are true he'd have a dozen rings. Shaq was great, I love Shaq...but he could be stopped or at leady slowed down by good teams. Heck hack-a-Shaq would still work and in today's NBA he'd foul out if he didn't quickly adjust.
    Shaq wasn't ever slowed down offensively but he had issues defending centers with strong offensive games. No one ever stopped him when he had the ball. Hack-a-shack had some success but it wasn't a fool proof way to stop him. No one ever really stopped him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jumper_Dad View Post
    Magic was only 32 or 33 in 92, still had a lot in the tank. Retired due to ignorance of HIV by others.
    You got that right. He was one year removed from MVP and was arguably in the middle of his prime when he was forced to retire the first time. People forget that a lot.

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