Who would be your dream match-up?
Mine would be the 2001 Lakers (Shaq, Kobe) vs. 1987 Lakers (Magic, Kareem, Worthy, B. Scott). I consider these the two best Laker teams of all time (Hon. mention to the 1982 Lakers) but with very different styles and approaches to the game. I would love to watch Shaq beat on Kareem while Michael Cooper tries to put the clamps on Kobe… while Kobe tries to thwart Magic.
The 1992 U.S. Men’s Olympics Basketball Team (Jordan, Magic, Barkley, etc.) versus the 2012 U.S. Men’s team (Lebron, Durant, Kobe, Chris Paul, etc.). There are NBA fans among us on the Dope (despite the lack of NBA threads) that would consider it blasphemy to compare any team to the 1992 squad and certainly have a case. But I’m not so sure. I consider the current state of NBA basketball to be its best in history and therefore the best players are the best as well… perhaps. I would pity Karl Malone trying to stop Lebron James but not even Russell Westbrook would be able to guard Michael Jordan.
But debating such issues isn’t the purpose of this thread. This thread is about who would be *your ultimate matchup *from any era or season. Match-ups of athletes from individual sports (e.g. boxing) welcome also.