CHICAGO (AP) — Michael and Magic versus Kobe and LeBron? Sounds like a dream matchup, and it could be coming to a video game console near you.
With USA Basketball and 2K Sports forming a partnership, fans can see what happens when the amazing 1992 Dream Team goes up against this year’s Olympic gold medal winner once NBA 2K13 hits the shelves this fall.
Not that there really is a debate in Michael Jordan’s mind: “The ’92 Dream Team, I felt, was a more well-rounded basketball team.”
It’s hard to argue, considering the 1992 Dream Team had Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird leading a group that is widely considered the greatest collection of talent ever assembled.
That team included 11 future Hall of Famers, won its six Olympic games by an average of more than 43 points en route to the gold medal and never was challenged the way this year’s team was by Spain in the gold medal game, with the Americans squeezing out a 107-100 victory.
Then again, that’s a estament to the global growth of the sport that the 1992 team spurred, leading to an influx of foreign talent in the NBA.
There’s no time machine that can transport the 1992 team to today or the 2012 team back 20 years, so the video game might be the next best thing. If nothing else, it’ll give the debate another platform once the game is released on Oct. 2.
*Pictured above is Michael Jordan and LeBron James