Michael Jordan torches Kobe Bryant over Dream Team comment

Michael Jordan torches Kobe Bryant

In your dreams is what MJ basically reiterated to Kobe Bryant’s remarks of this current Team USA, being able to beat the Dream Team of 1992.

Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday that he laughed: “I absolutely laughed” when hearing Bryant’s comments that the 2012 US team can compete and win against Jordan and the Dream Team.

Jordan said there’s “no comparison” which team is better. Also adding: “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done.”

Bryant said this year’s team has a “bunch of racehorses, players who are incredibly athletic, while the Dream Team consisted mainly of players that were at the tail end of their careers.”

MJ responded, “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.”.

Further voicing his opinion, MJ stated: “Most of us were in the prime of our careers, at a point where athleticism doesn’t really matter,” “You have to know how to play the game.”

When asked why he thought Kobe made those comments, Michael simply replied, “I imagine he’s trying to say it to legitimize his own Dream Team, but to me it’s not even a question what team is better.”

Although, MJ says that anyone is entitled to their opinion, even though it’s wrong: “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.”

What do you think? Voice your comments below.

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41 comments
DIndicaSpittsMedlea
DIndicaSpittsMedlea

JORDAN SAID IT BEST ................REMEMBER NOW , THEY LEARNED FROM US . WE DID'NT LEARN FROM THEM !!!! OOOOOPPPPS KOBE !!! POWWWWWWWWW!

getchaonezup
getchaonezup

kobe has to  come out of denial he will always be number 2 compared to #1 besides aint kobe broke from all that alomony

jaojm
jaojm

kobe sucks! he should stop thinking that he is the greatest ever! he would never be! as a matter of fact he's a mile away from being close to the greatest ever MJ!

 

getchaonezup
getchaonezup

none of these young boys including lebron or kobe or durant which are the only soon to be hall a famers on the 2012 team  will ever do the following in nba history 6× NBA Champion (1991, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1998) 6× NBA Finals MVP (1991–1993, 1996–1998) 5× NBA Most Valuable Player (1988, 1991–1992, 1996, 1998) 14× NBA All-Star (1985–1993, 1996–1998, 2002–2003) 10× NBA scoring champion (1987–1993, 1996–1998) 3× NBA steals champion (1988, 1990, 1993) NBA Defensive Player of the Year (1988) 10× All-NBA First Team (1987–1993, 1996–1998) All-NBA Second Team (1985) 9× NBA All-Defensive First Team (1988–1993, 1996–1998) NBA Rookie of the Year (1985) NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985) 3× NBA All-Star Game MVP (1988, 1996, 1998) 2× NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion (1987–1988) NBA's 50th Anniversary All-Time Team #23 Retired by Chicago Bulls and Miami Heat NCAA Champion (1982) 2× Consensus NCAA All-American First Team (1983–1984) ACC Player of the Year (1984) Oscar Robertson Trophy (1984) Naismith College Player of the Year (1984) John R. Wooden Award (1984) Adolph Rupp Trophy (1984)

DeAndre
DeAndre

Still annoying Kobe Bryant style... always thought thas he was the great player at NBA, your a good not a GREAT remember that.

just play basketball win championship if you can, and stop talking to much!

Cjamesny
Cjamesny

Think about this also guys, did the dream team really have an serious competition ? 

jaybfinest
jaybfinest

i dont get how kobe could say such a think especialyl when like MJ said they created the ground they play on. Ontop of which basketball has gotten completely ridic these days everything is "oh he touched me let me fall flat on my face to try to get a penalty shot" go look back on MJ. An pip they rarely ever purposly tryed to get fouled. The Dream Team Is The Dream Team

Kobefan
Kobefan

Kobe is still an ignorant old man!

Chris Watson
Chris Watson

These Rookies cant compare to those Vets.!!! lol but serious.!!

jack_rowell
jack_rowell

pip would have locked down lebron....jordan locked down kobe and ewing and robinson would have a field day....i understand why kobe said it...but i agree with the goat

 

freshkicks22
freshkicks22

 I honestly don't think so. Don't get me wrong, this year's team has AMAZING talent and athleticism, but the Dream team's defense was awesome and no1 on this years team could bang down low with the Dream Team's big men. The Dream team's players actually played defense and were a lot more physical. Durant and Lebron would create difficult matchups because of their size and abilities to play different positions, but i think pippen and maybe a couple of other players could contain them. And plus the Dream Team had MJ. No1 on this year's team would be able to stop Jordan enuff said..

DevinSakRight
DevinSakRight

AND IF DWIGHT HOWARD WOULD HAVE GOTTEN HIS S**** TOGETHER AND PLAYED THIS YEAR THEIR BIG MEN WOULD HAVE BEEN UNSTOPABLE

kl131
kl131

Kobe, Lebron, Durant, and Melo are all great basketball players.  But if you compare all aspects of the teams (front court, back court, bench), nevermind the dream team, I still give a slight edge to the 96 team over the 2012 team.

stgold72
stgold72

Remember this is the same Kobe Bryant that said he should get paid for playing for his country. Close your mouth and play basketball!

tontres7
tontres7

Jordan cant accept the fact that the players today are more better good than them. no need to compre its senseless you side with jordan i side with todays team nuff said haters!

Dashiznit
Dashiznit

Ive seen MJ play since 1985 and sorry to say the league since 2000 is so soft. The 1980's and 1990's were so much better in every aspect. Fans of today think this person is just as good as another when in fact I yawn at it. Ive seen performances better then what i've seen since 2000.

theRealest
theRealest

All that comment saying today team would have won Stfu. yall n even picked up a basketball a day in yall lives. first of all today athletes are protected by the league with these refs calling Flagrant 1s ad 2s. U telling me a Kevin Love would of matched with Karl Malone. Tyson Chandler would of Matched up with David Robinson smh. Watch the Documentary again folks other teams wanted pictures with these guys because they was s great (Respect) after 2004 these overseas team wanna bust these softee as off the court and get a NBA contract. FOH yall STFU please

damiansthoughts
damiansthoughts

it was stupid for kobe to say that but kobe is better then half the people on the dream team imo

GenP
GenP

HAHAHAHA, KOBE IS SO ATHLETIC but needs to go back to scholl and try COLLEGE.

hithere123
hithere123

the team today would win, they may have been smarter back then but today's league has so much more talent. if you put lebron james back when MJ entered the league he would be today's MJ. The competition back then was not the same at all

EricObregon
EricObregon

Kobe is up there with Jordan so it would be a good game

 

RiCastro_
RiCastro_

What Was Kobe Thinking To Even Compare The Two Teams ?! Hahaha

jixyyboi
jixyyboi

He's right, i too laughed while reading that article on yahoo. wtf is wrong with Kobe.... oh yeah he wasn't on the DREAM TEAM Haha

anonnynon
anonnynon

 @tontres7 you obviously dont know the game of basketball...or English for that matter

anon
anon

 @tontres7 "players today are more better good than them"I'm not surprised that you side with the 2012 team.

getchaonezup
getchaonezup

lebron only get one ring in his nba life time respect a hall a famer when you see one boy

swiiiish
swiiiish

 @hithere123 YOU ARE A FREAKIN MORON!!! did you even watch bball in the 90's? dumbest statement i have ever seen in my life. the competition back then was actually harder u idiot!! malone, barkley,ewing,robinson,bird,magic,iverson,hakeem,clyde,thomas,reggie miller,larry johnson,alonzo thats just off the top..the league wasnt full of a bunch of panzys back then.

 

jack_rowell
jack_rowell

 @hithere123 competition not the same??? barkley malone stockton jordan pippen on and on..ALL hall of famers...that was the GOLDEN era of basketball...not the same level of talent...worst ...statement...ever

diew
diew

 @hithere123 lets not forget that back in the days they pretty much played without expecting the ref to call any fouls. No ways lebron can compete with MJ, MJs got too many moves, and if MJ could dominate the league without getting all these fouls Lebron is getting, MJ can for sure cream Lebron. And if MJ can cream Lebron, there is no way Lebron can ever be on MJ's level, no way he would be today's MJ if he were to play in the league back then 

2Casual4you
2Casual4you

 @EricObregon So ignorant to say that Kobe is up with Jordan......   Compare stats Compare trophies ....Compare everything else that Jordan accomplished.......  Skill level isn't even close...!!!