USA Olympic Basketball: What Every Dream Team Would Have Been from 1976-2012

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USA Olympic Basketball: What Every Dream Team Would Have Been from 1976-2012
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Imagine seeing these Bruins in the same frontcourt.

C: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar / Dave Cowens / Bob McAdoo

PF: Bill Walton / Elvin Hayes

SF: Julius Erving / John Havlicek

SG: David Thompson / George Gervin / Doug Collins

PG: Nate Archibald / Walt Frazier

Reserves: Dan Issel, Artis Gilmore, Dave Bing

Honorable Mentions: Wes Unseld , Jo Jo White

The 1975-76 season was the last before the NBA-ABA merger. What better way would there have been to celebrate the merger and avenge the 1972 loss against the Soviet Union than to put the best from both of those leagues on one team? The combination of Abdul-Jabbar and Walton at their best along with Dr. J and Thompson on the wings would have been an unstoppable force.There would have been little drop-off with a Hall of Fame second unit.

The biggest question mark for this team would be a second point guard. This was not a strong point guard group overall, but a combo guard like Frazier would have been effective in this role.

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