Originally posted on Midwest Sports Fans  |  Last updated 7/18/12
When Kobe Bryant caught wind that David Stern was tossing around the idea that members of team USA be age 23 or younger, he called the idea “stupid.” Calm down, Mr. Bryant, this isn’t the worst idea the commissioner has proposed. Kobe Bryant and David Stern don’t see eye to eye on a potential age restriction for Olympic basketball players. (Image credit: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images via About.com) There isn’t much I agree with Commissioner Stern about, but this is an intriguing potential regulation. Ever since the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team, the NBA has attempted to put together squads that would have a similar effect on the basketball world. The simple fact of the matter is, it can’t be done. Even with this year’s star-laden 2012 Team USA ball club, the pure infatuation the rest of the world had for the Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and other members of the Dream Team will never be comparable. Nor will their performance on the court. Prior to 1992, the United Sta...
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