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Quote of the Day: Patrick Ewing’s not saying Dream Team would “cream” Team USA 2012, but…

Jul 29, 2012, 11:44 AM EDT

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“They’re a lot smaller than we were,’’ Ewing, one of 11 Hall of Famers on that Dream Team, said on NBA TV. “(The current team is) kind of light in the middle. Myself and David Robinson, we would have had a field day… I’m not saying we would have creamed them. Best out of 10, I’d say we’d have beaten them 10 out of 10.’’

via Chris Tomasson’s post on London Olympics | Latest updates on Sulia.

That’s Patrick Ewing weighing in on the raging debate about Team USA 2012 vs. the Dream Team to Fox Sports’ Chris Tommasson.

And it’s kind of the sentiment of everyone who’s not on Team USA 2012. Yeah, some of those games might be close, but the Dream Team didn’t have the injuries, Dream Team didn’t have the size problems, Dream Team had better shooters, Dream Team had two of the five best players of all time.

So they wouldn’t cream them, they’d just win every game.

I’m sure that will make the guys on today’s team feel better.

  1. shaab23 - Jul 30, 2012 at 4:06 AM

    Ewing hit it on the nail…thus years team would want nothing to do with Barkley, Ewing, Malone, and Robinson in the post. Barkley and Malone would have trouble with Lebron and Durant on d, but it’d be worse the other way around…Malone and Barkley would destroy those two in the post.

  2. 24thesho - Jul 30, 2012 at 7:40 AM

    People have to STOP hating on and minimizing Charles Barkley’s talent, contributions, and value. With his no holds barred attitude and talent, he would’ve been creaming most of these power forwards in today’s NBA. This man was on the Dream Team and was a STAR when the stars were truly, really BIG. Malone, Ewing, Robinson, Stockton, Bird, Magic, Air Jordan, Drexler, Pippen? C’mon now, y’all! Get it straight and get your minds right before making these (sometimes) really stupid comparisons, and, denigrating Barkley. I mean, he’s mentioned in a Public Enemy track, too, and that’s when P.E. was still angry(haha!). And besides, would you really watch Inside The NBA without Chuck(?); he’s on point when analyzing teams and players, although, he does say the same things 2 or 3 times in a row as he’s making his points, but he’s still right most of the time. Come at me with some more insightful intelligent comments….., please!

  3. halfbaht - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:13 AM

    The amount of people commenting on this saying that players in the dream team shouldn’t be in the HOF, that bird was slow, Ewing moved like an ox, just goes to show how dumb the youth of today are. Someone even said “Drexler? Please” are you for real? This is Clyde the glyde your talking about, the guy rivaled Jordan, and not just in dunking ability. Most of you commenting weren’t even alive in 92 or you were still shitting your pants. There’s a reason they were called the dream team.

  4. mickboogy - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    If 2012 team actually had Dwight, Rose, Bosh, and Bynum. Those additions would prove more formidable then the current injury decimated roster. Then wouldn’t the argument of how does the bigs of today compare against the bigs of yesteryear become moot?

  5. blaksteele - Jul 30, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    Just how old are you guys that think the 2012 team would beat the 1992 team? ELEVEN Hall of Famers on the ’92 squad. Jordan said it best, “we didn’t learn from them, they learned from us.” Start youtubing some of those games they played.

  6. The Prophet - Jul 30, 2012 at 11:18 PM

    Another key element that people are forgetting is the Dream Team also didn’t have the benefit of HGH and whatever else today’s players are on that give them their size and muscles. If the ’92 team had those same “supplements” half the dream team would still be playing to this day!

  7. themars211 - Aug 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Magic Johnson best basketball player of all time. Only guy that could probably play all 5 positions at an all star level. For you guys stating that the dream was better because of all the hall famers from that era does’nt make sense. The Celtics with Russell and Cousy were stocked with hall of fame players but does not mean they could beat or compete with a current day squad.

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