Sir Charles, MJ respond to Kobe ‘Dream Team’ debate
@SportsBata ..nuff said
Kobe created a debate, yesterday, stating that the 2012 USA b-ball squad could beat the 1992 ‘Dream Team’ squad! Sir Charles and MJ (from the Dream Team squad) quickly responded to #Kobe empty claim. Basically, #Kobe was attempting to legitimize the new squad by comparing them to the ‘Dream Team’, but really the eleven HOFers on the ‘Dream Team’ could scorch the skeleton crew of the new! The ‘Dream Team’ was a different era when players would play through injuries, family issues, almost anything to represent #TeamUSA in the #Olympics! Check out #Kobe #original interview on video above, and Sir Charles and MJ reaction below!
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“I just started laughing,” Barkley said. “How old is Kobe Bryant, 36? He’s 34? And he’s calling us old? At the time, we were only like 28, 29. … Michael Jordan and me were the same age. We were both 29.”
Asked by Missanelli if they would beat the 2012 squad by double digits, Barkley agreed: “Oh yeah, that’s no disrespect,” Barkley said. “I ain’t got to badmouth them. … Their point guards weren’t going to beat us. That’s a no-brainer.”
“Other than Kobe, LeBron (James) and Kevin Durant, I don’t think anybody else on that team makes our team.”
“They would have no answers for David Robinson and Patrick Ewing, to be honest with you,” Barkley said. – foxsports
“For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done,” Jordan said prior to playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte.
“I imagine he’s trying to say it to legitimize his own Dream Team,” Jordan said. “But to me it’s not even a question what team is better.”
“For him to make that comparison, it’s one of those things where it creates conversation,” Jordan said. “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.”
“I heard Kobe say we were not athletic,” said a smiling Jordan as he sat in a golf cart puffing on his cigar while waiting to tee off. “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.”
“Most of us were in the prime of our careers, at a point where athleticism doesn’t really matter,” said Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats. “You have to know how to play the game.” – espn
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