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2012 Mens Olympic Basketball Team: The New Dream Team
Who is better the 1992 Dream Team or the 2012 USA Team?
Dream Team 2?
Witha huge win over Nirgeria Thursday the USA men's basketball team rewrote the record books with a 156-73 Olympic record setting route. I'm sorry to say I don't think Nigeria ever had a chance, they faced a 26 point deficit at the end of the first quarter and the deficit only increased from there. The Americans passed the 100 mark with 5 minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter, Carmelo Anthony led the way with 37 points 10-12 from behind the arch, Kobe added 16 points, 14 in the 14th quarter, Russell Westbrook dropped 21....Heck who didn't do their job?
The 92 Olympic Dream Team graced us with the likes of Jordan,Bird,Barkley,Robinson and so on, It is now time to pass the torch to Dream Team 2. If anyone out there thinks this team is not worthy of that title just yet then they are crazy! Some may argue "they beat Nigeria,big deal". It is just that A BIG DEAL, a record setting deal in more ways than one. Im not trying to take anything away from the original Dream Team and their HUGE accomplishments, but they didnt even hold the record for most points scored in an Olympic basketball game, Brazil did with138 vs Egypt in 1988. Dream Team 2 now holds that record. This new Dream Team set the record for most points in a game with a little over 4 minutes left to play, and set U.S. records for 3-pointers (26), field goals (59) and field-goal percentage( 71 %). The 1992 team had incredible feats as well, the closest a team came to beating them was a 32 point losing effort by Croatia. The stats for the 1992 team go on and on and will forever be apart of American History, and the 2012 team may acompish just as much, or they might not, but it is fair to say America has a New Dream Team!