By Jeff Garcia, Project Spurs.com
There has been much debate on whether this summer's Olympic basketball team could best the original 1992 "Dream Team" which featured the best NBA players to ever grace the hardwood. Players like Magic Johnson, Patrick Ewing, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, and Michael Jordan made up what is considered the best basketball team in history. That team also included San Antonio Spurs legend David Robinson.
Robinson, who won three Olympic medals, weighed in on the debate (started by Kobe Bryant), and surprisingly feels the 2012 Team USA could beat his '92 team.
I give Kobe a lot of credit for standing up for his team. I think this team has some great players and some unstoppable scorers. They could beat us on any given day. But on the whole, I think there’s still some things they have to prove to themselves and everybody else.
I appreciate Robinson's candor but in a 7-game series, no way this summer's Team USA can beat the original squad. That '92 team is just bigger and the '12 team with Robinson and Ewing and not to mention they had MJ - the best player ever. No way would he let the '92 team lose to the '12 team. Sure, international basketball then was not near the same level as foreign teams are now but the '12 team struggled versus Lithuania and will be tested in the knock-out rounds versus teams like Russia and Argentina.
And speaking of Olympic teams, Robinson spoke on the field of other teams who might challenge Team USA, including Spain.
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