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TFD: Does anybody really care what the 1992 Dream Team thinks?

  • Blog Post by: Michael Rand
  • August 3, 2012 - 5:18 PM

ESPN.com seems to think we still care what the 1992 Dream Team thinks about the 2012 Team USA men's hoops squad. In an informal survey of one person typing right now, they are wrong. Here was their latest story:

The biggest victory in Dream Team history was a 79-point pounding of Cuba before the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.

The current Team USA, of course, just trumped that rout with its 83-point runaway Thursday night against Nigeria.

So what do the Dream Teamers make of the 2012ers now?

Reaction to the 156-73 win is just starting to trickle in, but ESPN.com has spoken to two of the original Dreamers, both of whom showed little interest in fanning the flames of the recent verbal sparring between Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant.

Said Dream Team legend Magic Johnson when reached by phone Friday: "I want to congratulate the guys on their continued dominance in London. This is starting to look a lot like our 1992 Dream Team. I look forward to watching them continue to drive for that gold medal and bring it home for the USA."

The initial quippy reaction from Charles Barkley, meanwhile, when reached by ESPN.com: "That's probably how many points they'd beat the '92 team by ... if we played today."

The story, of course, was only enhanced by an autoplay video featuring failed ex-Wolves coach Kurt Rambis offering expert analysis.

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