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There’s been a lot of talk comparing this year’s Team USA basketball team to the 1992 “Dream Team”.  Kobe started it off by saying the 2012 team could beat the Dream Team which many people disagreed with including Dream Team member and outspoken analyst, Charles Barkley. 

Calling it “a tough one”, Bryant recently told ESPN, the 2012 team would likely win because of “young racehorses” who are “eager to compete” and a collection of faster wings who could outrun the older players from ’92.


Not surprisingly, the always candid Charles Barkley had something to say about Kobe’s assessment. During a pointed commentary on the Mike Missanelli Show, the Hall of Famer said he laughed when he first heard the all-star’s take because the ’92 team wouldn’t just beat the new squad but blow them out by double digits.

“How old is Kobe Bryant? 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. Other than Kobe, LeBron and Kevin Durant, I don’t think anybody else on that team makes our team.”

-Shaina (@Shay_Marie)