Michael Jordan said Kobe Bryant is wrong that the 2012 U.S. basketball squad would beat the original dream team.
Michael Jordan said there's no way Kobe Bryant and this year's USA Olympic basketball team could've beaten the 1992 Dream Team.
Jordan told The Associated Press Thursday that, "I absolutely laughed" after hearing Bryant's comments that the squad training in Las Vegas could take Jordan and company.
In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Bryant had argued that the 1992 team led by Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan was made up of stars “a lot older, at kind of the end of their careers” than the current squad.
By comparison, Bryant said that the 2012 team has "a bunch of young racehorses, guys that are eager to compete."
"It'd be a tough one, but I think we'd pull it out," Bryant said.
Jordan said there was "no comparison" which team was better, adding that Byrant comparing the two teams "is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done."
Jordan spoke prior to a celebrity golf tournament in Charlotte.
He said the 1992 team, which included 11 future Hall of Famers and won its six games by an average of more than 43 points en route to capturing the gold medal, may not have been as athletic but was definitely smarter.