Einstein proved that the speed of light is a cosmic constant and thus can never be broken.
So it is in sports with "dream teams." Assemble the best of the best, and you may come up with a point-scoring, rebound-devouring, precision-shooting, fan-pleasing, athletic machine.
But, there'll always be two gears that don't fit just right, or some loose flap that causes drag and slows the whole thing down.
This unbreakable barrier of collaborative perfection was broken once and only once—in 1992.
The creation was called "The Dream Team." It was Jordan, Pippen, Johnson, Bird, Stockton, Malone, Ewing, Robinson, Mullin, Barkley, Drexler and Laettner.
It was 8-0. It never choked. It never faltered. It decimated its opponents.
It lived up to every expectation.
And then the gateway to the alternate reality closed and the cosmic constant of sports alliances ruled once again—and still does.
After the Dream Team phenomenon, there has been other fraternization of mighty athletes. While some of these alleged "superteams" have come endlessly close, none have broken the barrier.
Click on and behold sportsdom's best attempts at superteams.