Another NBA "superteam," and more ridiculous comparisons
When the Lions went 0-16, some people were asking if some of the top 5 college teams could beat them. Clearly, the answer is no. Even the worst player on that Lions team was a star in college, and they would have absolutely wiped the floor with any college team.
Last year, people were asking if the Kentucky basketball team could beat the Charlotte Bobcats. Again, it's a stupid question. The Bobcats would have destroyed Kentucky 100 times out of 100. People pointed out that Kentucky had 2 lottery picks, 4 drafted in the first round, and 6 total players drafted. Yet they somehow forget that the Bobcats' roster included EIGHT guys who were drafted in the lottery. Let's be serious.
Recently, a popular debate has been whether or not the 2012 Olympic basketball team could beat the original Dream Team from 1992. We could debate it until the cows come home, but we'll never actually know, and there's really no valid way to compare the teams. The players are different, the level of competition is different, it's just a waste of time.
In an effort to become the next clever idiot to come up with a pointless comparison, Sacramento Bee sports editor Tom Couzens threw out this comparison: What would happen if the Los Angeles Lakers played the US Olympic team?
For starters, it's an exercise in futility. Again, we'll never truly know.
But in this case, we'll be able to make a pretty solid comparison, because we'll see the Lakers play teams that feature several US Olympic stars.
When they play (and lose to) the Thunder in the playoffs, can we just close the door on this one? The US Olympic team is basically the Thunder's "Big 3," minus all of the Thunder's crappy players, and then add in guys like LeBron, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony, and other superstars.
The Lakers would get wrecked. To think otherwise, and to even ask the question, is the epitome of ignorance.
Congrats, Tom Couzens, you're an idiot.