Twenty years after the original Dream Team was supposed to lift the basketball fortunes of countries around the world, about the only thing that has changed is that opposing players now wait until they get off the court to ask for autographs. This team may or may not be competitive with the one fronted by Michael Jordan, but it's clear that if the caliber of international play has risen in the last two decades, it hasn't risen by much.
Smoking pot much? The original Dream Team wasn't put on the court to lift the basketball fortunes of other countries. While that may have been the reasoning behind FIBA changing it's rules, the reason we fielded the original "Dream Team" was to avenge our failure to win the gold medal in Seoul.