Published On: Sun, Aug 21st, 2016

Ewing shuts down possibility of anyone beating the Dream Team

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Every four years the question gets raised: Could today’s edition of Team USA beat the Dream Team?

Dream Team center Patrick Ewing says, unequivocally, that no other team would have a shot.

As Ewing told Jason Conception of The Ringer:

Could any of the post–Dream Team Olympic teams, including this one, have, not taken you guys, but given you a game at least?

No. No.

None of them could come close?

Maybe they could come close, but none of them could beat us.

Seven-game series, could they get a game?

They’d get a win. That’s it.

The best possible 2016 United States roster might be able to give the 1992 squad a challenge, but no team could possibly measure up to the reverence of the Dream Team.

That was the first time the U.S. sent a team of professional basketball players to the Olympics and they demolished the competition by an average of 44 points. That entire team – Christian Laettner included – was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

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