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Andre Iguodala believes the 2012 USA Team would beat the 1992 Dream Team

Battle of giants.
Just some of the stars from the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 USA Team

Just some of the stars from the 1992 Dream Team and the 2012 USA Team

USA basketball over the years has given us some of the best teams in basketball history, as all the biggest NBA stars get together to win gold in the Olympics or World Cups and display some flashy and spectacular basketball. It used to be much more frequent for the biggest stars in the game to play for their country, unlike today, as the 1992 Dream Team and 2012 Olympic Team are considered to be the two best groups ever. Which one is the best? Andre Igoudala has his preference.

Clash of legends

Iggy, who was a part of the 2012 USA Team, recently spoke with Evan Turner on his Point Forward podcast and debated about various comparisons between historic teams. When it came to the 1992 vs. 2012 Team USA discussion, Iguodala shared his choice, despite being an avid Michael Jordan fan.

"I'm not even arguing with you because any team with Michael Jordan on it, I'm picking except for 2012 vs. the '92 Dream Team. I'm not picking the '92 team."

Andre Iguodala, Point Forward

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Igoudala loves Jordan so much that he even admitted the 1996 Bulls would beat his 2017 Warriors. But when it came to the Team USA debate, Iggy had to back his team and go against MJ.

1992 vs. 2012

The Dream Team is so notorious because it featured the first USA team made out of professional players, and it was a sight to see. MJ, Magic, Bird, Charles, Robinson, and 6 other Hall-of-Famers displayed pure dominance and established themselves in the history books.

On the other hand, the 2012 team also featured superstars like LeBron, Kobe, KD, Carmelo, CP3, Harden, Westbrook, and other stars that would win Olympic gold in dominant fashion. It finally created a competent rival to the 1992 Dream Team.

Although it's really a matter of preference on if you like the superstars of the 80s/90s' or the modern NBA because both teams were super-stacked with the biggest names of the game at the moment, when you look at the depth, the Dream Team has more firepower, considering Laetneer was the only player out of the elite company.

But with the 2012 team, you could argue players like Tyson Chandler, Deron Williams, Kevin Love, and Andre Igoudala are not really the types of stars that would find their place if all of the best players turned up. Still, it would be a dream matchup for all basketball fans around the world, seeing the biggest names in history go at it.


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