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And Another Thing

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Dream on

Of course Michael Jordan laughed. What, you thought he was gonna agree?

No way the famously hyper-competitive MJ lets Kobe Bryant get away with saying the 2012 Olympic team could have beaten the original Dream Team, of which Jordan was a member. And no way it likely happens, if for no other reason that the original Dreamers had MJ and Charles Barkley at their peak, and the 2012 team has no center. Who checks Patrick Ewing and David Robinson?

On the other hand .... the Dreamers also had a diminished Magic Johnson and a Larry Bird who was rendered all but immobile with back problems. And if the 2012 team had no one to guard Ewing and Robinson, who from the Dream Team guards Kevin Durant? Or LeBron or Russell Westbrook, for that matter?

So what Kobe said wasn't completely outrageous. Only mostly outrageous.

Ben Smith's blog.