Michael Jordan said Kobe Bryant and this year’s USA Olympic basketball team could not beat 1992’s Dream Team.
Jordan was playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte this past Thursday and told The Associated Press, “I absolutely laughed” – when he heard about Kobe Bryant’s comments, that this year’s Olympic basketball team in training could have beaten Jordan and “The Dream Team” in their prime.
Jordan said “no comparison”
“For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,”
“I heard Kobe say we were not athletic,” said smiling. “But we were smart. He said we were too old, but I was 29 and in the prime of my career. Pip (Scottie Pippen) was 26 or 27, (Charles) Barkley was 29, Patrick (Ewing) was 29 and Chris Mullin was 29. Almost everybody was still in their twenties.”
The 1992 Olympic Basketball team included 11 future Hall of Famers and won the gold medal by defeating their opponents by an average of more than 43 points per game.
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