For Old Time’s Sake: The Dream Team

by July 15, 2011

The ’92 Olympic Basketball squad is the greatest team ever assembled in any sport in the history of the universe. Yes, I guess I’m bias as a hoops fan and child of the 90s but I do believe many would agree. The roster was stacked with NBA Hall of Famers and they beat opponents by an average of 44 pts/game (32 in the Gold Medal game against Croatia). What I did not know until this morning was that Christian Laettner, who had no NBA experience at the time and was probably the weakest link on the team, beat out LSU’s Shaquille O’Neal for the final roster spot. Shaq on the ’92 Dream Team??? The shellackings would have been even more epic. U-S-A.