dream team vs. redeem team

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who is the better team?

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  1. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    make your pick and leave a comment if you like

    my pick: redeem team

    the international competition in 1992 was absolutely atrocious. basketball is played a lot more around the world now than it was then and the talent level is vastly superior.

    the best international players during the dream team's undefeated run were detlef schrempf and toni kukoc

    jordan played in an era where other players made him look good. has anyone ever looked at some of the names who were all-stars in 1992?

    eastern conf. - michael adams, brad daugherty, reggie lewis, mark price, kevin willis
    western conf. - tim hardaway, dan majerle, otis thorpe, jeff hornacek

    how about in 1996 when the bulls won 72 games. the talent level in the nba was pathetic.

    there is no way the following list of players would make an all-star team let alone make a starting roster in this era:

    vin baker, terrell brandon, glen rice, juwan howard, gary payton, sean elliott

    how about 1998 when antoine walker, risk smits, jayson williams, and nick van exel were on the all-star team?

    jordan won all those championships because not only were the players in the league at the time ymca caliber at most, but he played in the eastern conference where the star players were antoine walker, john starks, vin baker, and glen rice

    redeem team would absolutely abuse the dream team
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  2. R-Tistic

    R-Tistic Your favorite DJ

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    You're trippin, LOL.

    First up...even if the "Redeem team" had all the best players in the league at this point, the Dream Team would send em off, easily at that. They had Magic, Bird, Jordan, Pippen, David Robinson, Barkley, Stockton, Malone....that there is easily killin what we have right now. Only major mistake the Dream Team had was pickin Laittner over Shaq because he had a "better image" by going to school 4 yrs...and Jordan obviously blackballed Isaiah so he couldn't be on the team.

    But yeah...youth would be the only advantage the Redeem team had. Bird was past his prime, and Magic was leaving his...but Jordan was right in the middle of his, just as most players on the team were. You mention those players who were all stars, but NONE of them were on the olympics team! So what is that really saying?
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  3. wilmer deryou

    wilmer deryou New Member

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    dream team...barkley and ewing woulda been beasting inside against howard and carmelo ..or whoever played inside for the redeem team
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  4. Shadow

    Shadow Kotaro's Master

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    Dream team easy
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  5. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    Dream Team and I honestly believe it.

    The X-Factors would be Barkley and Mullin.
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  6. Offbeat

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    ^^ mullin led the dream team in points and bark was 2nd... i think there str8

    dream team sweeps this team in a sereis
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  7. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    I didn't even know that, that just further enforces my point.

    Plus, Daly > Coach K

    People say "when did the Dream Team have their mettle tested?"

    You really want that? The other teams would have scored 40 fucking points. Yeah, it was like they were there to get autographs... the games seemed like Globetrotter games where the Intl's were the butt of a joke... and the USA coasted the whole time.

    Jordan, Bird, Magic, Stockton, Ewing, Barkley, Malone, Pippen... these are some of the best superstars who could play lockdown defense the league has ever seen. You are fuckin trippin, Prince...
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  8. Offbeat

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    lattener was the only wack member of the dream team
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  9. McCizoy

    McCizoy Retired

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    The players now are 10x more athletic than the Dream team and would run them off the floor some games and get picked apart another. Overall though the "Redeem Team" was/is better especially when you account for the basketball climate like Prince mentioned. Who on the Dream Team is taking on the task of trying to guard LeBron James?

    08 Kobe, LeBron & Wade > 92 Jordan, Bird & Magic
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  10. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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  11. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    shawn marion > scottie pippen
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  12. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    Prince started watching basketball in 2001
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  13. Fatal is back

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    ahh finally somebody figured this out. There was no dirk,no pau nobody had talent overseas back then. The redeem team would DESTROY the dream team on athleticism alone
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  14. Old Soul

    Old Soul Nipple Nibbler

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    Please...

    Jordan and Drexler = as athletic as anyone on redeem team
    They would really be fucked if Magic ran the point...

    PG - Magic
    SG - Jordan
    SF - Barkley
    PF - Bird
    C - Robinson

    All spectacular defenders.
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  15. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    anyone can be a spectacular defender when the following players were superstars during jordan's championship era:

    vin baker
    detlef schrempf
    eddie jones
    latrell sprewell
    tom gugliotta
    tyrone hill
    mookie blaylock
    bj armstrong
    cliff robinson
    kevin johnson
    danny manning
    kenny anderson
    charles oakley
    rik smits
    kevin willis
    michael adams
    brad daugherty
    otis thorpe
    antoine walker
    nick van exel
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  16. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    jordan's most famous shot was a push off against byron russell of all players... get real
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  17. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    in the 1991 nba finals jordan needed 5 games to beat the la lakers who were led by the soon-departed magic johnson, an injured james worthy, and "superstar" sam perkins and vlade divac

    in the 1992 nba finals jordan needed 6 games to beat the portland trailblazers who were led by clyde drexler and "superstars" terry porter, cliff robinson, and buck williams

    in the 1993 nba finals jordan needed 6 games and a john paxson 3 to beat the phoenix suns who were led by charles barkley and "superstars" danny ainge and dan majerle

    in the 1996 nba finals jordan needed 6 games to beat the seattle supersonics who were led by "superstars" shawn kemp and gary payton

    in the 1997 nba finals jordan needed 6 games to beat the jazz who were led by karl malone and john stockton. they also had quality players like greg ostertag and byron russell seeing a lot of minutes. these players wouldn't sniff the nbdl in this era of basketball.

    in the 1998 nba finals it was a repeat of the 1997 finals.

    what's all the hype with jordan?
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  18. Nam Dekan

    Nam Dekan i got a tip in my pocket

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    when did this era begin? Ostertag and Russell played until 2006
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  19. the Prince

    the Prince New Member

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    check out his career dropoff
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  20. Nam Dekan

    Nam Dekan i got a tip in my pocket

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    i don't think any of those players were considered superstars. That's like classifying someone like Mo Williams as a superstar right now
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