Where Dreams End, and Nightmares Begin

Posted: July 7, 2012 in Sports
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To compete in the NBA is one thing, but to take the game of basketball to a global level you need to put together a team that will best represent the ability of the United States.  The 1992 Dream Team was just the team to get the job done.  Featuring a who’s who of future Hall of Famers the Dream Team went on to win the gold by beating all teams by an average of 50 points.  For me personally it was one of the most memorable moments in sports history watching MJ, Magic, and Bird lead the US to global greatness.

Well that was all then when we lived in a time where it was all about the prestige and the honor of representing our great country.  Now in 2012 there’s serious talks in the works to not have a Dream Team compete in the summer Olympics after London.  The reason you ask? MONEY.  Commissioner, David Stern wants to team up with FIBA to create a World Cup tournament in which the NBA will send its elite players to play in exchange for a major share of the overall revenues.  As a business deal alone this is a match made in heaven.  However I feel like this whole idea  is a complete atrocity.  The Olympics is something that you shouldn’t mess with, especially over money.  How dare someone step in and say, “hey we don’t want to send our guys to represent our country because we aren’t getting paid.”  Its decisions like these that are slowly ruining sports.  Every body just wants to see the dollar signs and nobody cares about the love of the game they play.  I really hope David Stern pulls out of this idea but I get a horrible feeling that he isn’t going to stop till the NBA is out of the Olympics altogether.
  1. vanessaksmith says:

    I don’t think there has ever been a team as awesome as The Dream Team, nor will there ever be again.

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