USA Basketball 2012: Top 5 Reasons Why Having One True Center Is a Non-Issue

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USA Basketball 2012: Top 5 Reasons Why Having One True Center Is a Non-Issue
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Tyson Chandler is the only true center on this year's National Team

The 2012 men's Olympic basketball team has only one true center in Tyson Chandler, but that won't be a problem for the USA National Team's quest for a gold medal.   

Recent arguments on whether or not this year's Olympic team could beat the 1992 Dream Team have stirred up quite a debate in the weeks leading up to the tournament.  But the fact of the matter is this year's squad wouldn't be able to overcome that legendary group, hell they couldn't even win against the Dream Team III (1996).

The '96 team had Hakeem Olajuwon, Shaquille O'Neal and David Robinson at center. As good as the reigning Defensive Player of the Year is, there's no way he could match up against those giants.

However, this isn't the 90s anymore. The 2012 Olympics has nowhere near that type of talent at center, which is why Chandler and the other USA bigs will dominate on their way to gold. 

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