NBA 2K13 Makes 1992 Dream Team vs. Team USA 2012 Fantasy Matchup a Video Game Reality


If you listened to sports talk radio or watched morning talk shows on ESPN during the London 2012 Olympics, you’ll no doubt have encountered (or suffered through?) countless debates about who’s better between MJ and LeBron and who would win in a fantasy, cross-era game between the original 1992 Dream Team and the current 2012 USA Basketball Men’s National Team, both of which brought home gold medals in impressive fashion.

Such debates are always kind of silly since there is no official way to prove who’s right and who’s wrong, but it’s still fun to contemplate the position-by-position matchups and attempt to handicap who has the advantages in different areas of skill. While there will never be a way to settle the “who would win?” arguments in real life, 2K Sports will make it possible to pit “two of the best teams ever assembled in sporting history” against each other within the video game sports arena.

That’s right! The two legendary Olympic Men’s basketball teams will be hooping it up in NBA 2K13, allowing players to experience what it would be like to see the Dream Team, led by all-time greats like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Clyde Drexler, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, David Robinson and Charles Barkley, compete against the current crop of all-stars and potential all-timers like Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul.

Pretty cool, right? Of course, I’d honestly rather be able to see how the 2008 Redeem Team would stack up to the Dream Team, as I think that team was maybe even a little more talented (or at least more balanced inside to out) than the 2012 roster. Remember, that squad had Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Dwight Howard to compliment the other stars (minus Durant, which is admittedly a huge minus). But hey, that’s a topic for a whole other debate…

Oh, and if you missed it a few days ago, check out this first footage of NBA 2K13 gameplay.

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