Ain't technology grand? While basketball analysts have spent the better part of the last 24 hours debating whether or not the 2012 Olympic basketball team could beat the 1992 Dream Team, as Kobe Bryant suggested recently, a sports betting system just answered the question for all of us.
AccuScore, a system that uses a shitload of different factors to determine if one team is better than another team, ran 10,000 computer simulations yesterday to try and provide a definitive answer as to which of the two teams would win if they ever played. The better team? The 1992 Dream Team—but not by much. In fact, in the simulations, AccuScore found that the 1992 team would beat the 2012 team about 53 percent of the time. But, they also found that the average margin of victory for the Dream Team would be just one point.
So, there you have it. Dream Team FTW by the slimmest of margins. End of discussion. Er, right?
[via True Hoop]