Is This Team As Good As the 1992 Dream

After the unbelievable global spectacle of the first Dream Team at the 1992 Olympics, the U.S. might have assembled Dream Team 2 this year, with stars like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Blake Griffin and Carmelo Anthony all competing on the same team.The first Dream Team was something the world had never seen before, the biggest stars on the biggest stage. When the United States decided to allow professional basketball players to compete in the 1992 Olympics (after the U.S. finished a disappointing third in 1988), the NBA—which was at first reluctant to supply players—soon realized what it had on its hands: a chance to put together the greatest collection of basketball talent the world had ever seen. So the “Dream Team” was born, with stars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, Scottie Pippen, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Charles Barkley and Clyde Drexler all playing together, most of them near the height of their powers. They beat their world opponents by an average of 44 points and trounced Croatia for a gold medal. It is a team that is still being talked about, with documentaries still being made chronicling the historic nature of that squad.So are we now at Dream Team 2? Is this squad as good as that one? If we had a time travel machine and the two teams had occasion to play each other, who would win? Who would guard Jordan (maybe Kobe?), who would guard LeBron (maybe Barkley, or Malone?), could Tyson Chandler stop Ewing or David Robinson? (We’re thinking No.) The match-up possibilities are fascinating.Earlier this summer officials at USA Basketball released its list of 20 NBA all-stars who may be given the opportunity to represent our country in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London. Head officials Jerry Colangelo and head coach Mike Krzyzewski were faced with the tough task of trimming this amazing bunch of talent down to 12 players by June 18th.Injuries to Derrick Rose, Dwight Howard, Chauncey Billups, and LaMarcus Aldridge during the NBA season made this decision a lot harder, as these were four players who were likely to make the final roster. The Olympic committee granted the U.S.’s request for an extension on finalizing their roster for the games.Over the weekend USA Basketball finally released its final roster, and despite injuries this team still looks poised to dominate this year’s Olympic games. Team USA has been comprised of some of the most versatile and athletic players on the planet, which will make this team something to watch.The guards include Kobe Bryant, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Russell Westbrook, and finally James Harden, who was added to the pool after the injury to guard Derrick Rose. The forwards are lead by finals MVP Lebron James, scoring champion Kevin Durant, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Love, Blake Griffin and Andre Iguodala. Tyson Chandler is the only center selected for the team, as Team USA went with more athletic small power forwards who will take advantage of the FIBA rules used in Olympic play.The Summer Olympics will kick off July 27, 2012.For Hip Hop News & Entertainment at DimeWars.Com read more

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Ice Cream recall Blue Bell blamed for deadly listeria cases

first_img Related Items:blue bell, listeria Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Apr 2015 – Popular Blue Bell Ice Cream is blamed for at least three deaths in the United States and is seeing a national recall. Shelves in all States have been cleared of all Blue Bell products. Eight had been sickened by a listeria outbreak traced back to two Blue Bell factories in Oklahoma and Texas. The CEO of Blue Bell Ice Cream, which is the third largest ice cream brand in the USA has promised refunds and that the company will fix this. Magnetic Media checked in with a few local grocery stores which say they do not carry the popular brand; the recall was made since Monday.last_img

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Dames meets with Grand Bahama Police says prevention of crime is better

first_img Related Items: Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppBahamas, June 21st 2017: National Security Minister Marvin Dames says prevention is the answer to putting an end to the crime situation in Grand Bahama, and not just enforcement. Minister Dames notes while enforcement is important, it often comes too late and after the crime has taken place, while more prevention tactics are needed, especially when it comes to The Bahamas’ young people. He says the aim is part of a multifaceted approach to steer young men and women away from gun crimes and gang activity. Following a tour and meeting with the top cop in the area, Minister Dames, says the only way to get a “grip on serious and violent crimes” is to increase visibility and modernize the patrolling strategy by taking advantage of existing technology and the new “they are bringing to the forefront”.The minister met with both senior and junior officers to hear their concerns, and get feedback on the best practices that would enable them to effectively carry out their job. Calling it a National strategy that we operate by”, Minister Dames says this “strategy permeates from New Providence, all the way to Grand Bahama and to all of the other islands”. The minister pledged his ministry’s support in bringing all law enforcement agencies at a level they can provide uninterrupted service to the communities of this country”. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppcenter_img #MagneticMediaNewslast_img read more

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High surf advisory goes into effect for San Diego beaches

first_img SAN DIEGO (KUSI) — Beachgoers in San Diego County and much of the rest of Southern California were asked to exercise extra caution Sunday as a high surf advisory went into effect.The advisory began at 11 a.m. Sunday and will expire at 8 p.m. Tuesday, as a swell from the southern hemisphere and a separate one caused by Hurricane Aletta, several hundred miles off the coast of Baja California Sur, bring dangerous rip currents and longshore currents to the local coast, according to the National Weather Service.The surf was expected to be around four to eight feet Sunday afternoon and remain in that range for the duration of the advisory, potentially reaching as high as 12 feet in some extreme locations.NWS forecasters advised the public to swim near a lifeguard, and to relax and float if caught in a current.“Don’t swim against the current,” the NWS warned. “If able, swim in a direction following the shoreline to escape the current. If unable to escape, face the shore and call and wave for help.”At the same time, another storm off the Mexican coast was poised to potentially have effects in the southwestern United States.Hurricane Bud, the second named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season, could push into Baja California Sur and result in some residual storms in the region late in the week or next weekend, according to The Weather Channel.The hurricane remains offshore for now, but its outer bands have already triggered a tropical storm watch along the southwestern coast of Mexico. KUSI Newsroom June 10, 2018 High surf advisory goes into effect for San Diego beaches KUSI Newsroom, Posted: June 10, 2018 Categories: Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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