Dream Teams Face-Off In NBA 2K13
With so much Olympic coverage the last two weeks between swimming, track, and why Doc Emrick was doing the play-by-play for water polo (should have given him field hockey); much talk was around the USA Men’s National Basketball Team. A team who went into London with one thing in mind, gold. They couldn’t get anything less because not only would it have been a huge upset for the team that stopped them, but it would also mean they were nowhere near the 1992 Dream Team.
I bet a lot of you who watch ESPN on a daily bases got tired of hearing the argument of which team is better, the 1992 Dream Team or the 2012 USA Men’s National Team (who never got their own proper nickname). Since this question can’t be answered in real life, how about we take this to the virtual court? That’s right. You’ll get to see them face-off against one another in this year’s installment of NBA 2K13.
“It was an incredible blessing to have been part of the 2012 USA Basketball National Team,” said Durant. “USA Basketball’s National Team legacy is incredible and so many of basketball’s all-time greats have been part of it, I’m just honored to be in that group. Like everybody, I can’t wait to see how our squad stacks up against the 1992 team in NBA 2K13.”
“The experience we shared in Barcelona is truly one of the highlights of my career,” said five-time NBA MVP and former NBA 2K cover athlete Michael Jordan. “Being able to represent not only my country but basketball as a whole is an honor that I will never forget.”
While this is just another great piece to be added to the prestige of what is the best basketball franchise of all-time; some players will notice something odd with the 1992 Dream Team. In fact, if they play against a friend and control the 92′ Dream Team and lose; they’ll just start the newest debate that the only reason they lost was because Scottie Pippen wasn’t on the team.
Sadly 2K wasn’t able to get a deal in time to add him to the team but hey, most of us understand and will take this sacrifice if it means being able to put Charles Barkley up against Russell Westbrook.