It’s a topic that has sparked some debate amongst hoops fans for a while, and everyone is entitled to an opinion – especially Kobe Bryant. Just don’t expect Michael Jordan to agree with Kobe’s comments that the 2012 Team USA would defeat the ’92 Dream Team. MJ says he “laughed” at the comments.
“For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,” Jordan said.
“I heard Kobe say we were not athletic 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 20s.”
“For him to make that comparison, it’s one of those things where it creates conversation, I guess we’ll never know. I’d like to think that we had 11 Hall of Famers on that team, and whenever they get 11 Hall of Famers, you call and ask me who had the better Dream Team. Remember now, they learned from us. We didn’t learn from them.”