Michael Jordan Breaks Down Why the 1992 Dream Team Was Better Than the 2012 Team
The 2012 Olympics team just won the gold medal last week, but the debate will continue to go on i...
Michael Jordan went farther down into the topic, breaking it down to USA Today on why the 1992 team was much better.
“We’ll never know (who would win), but let’s debate,” Michael Jordan said during a conference call Tuesday.
“(Kobe) thought we were a little old, but only two players were over 30,” Jordan said. Larry Bird and Magic Johnson were those players.
Jordan also pointed out the size difference.
“One thing 2012 lacked was size,” he said. The Dream Team had three players over 6-10, while Team USA 2012 had only one.
“We were much more solid defensively,” Jordan said. “They only had one shot blocker.”
Regarding team chemistry, Jordan added, “We were a little smarter and well-groomed.”
“Debates won’t end because we’ll never know,” Jordan said. “The only way it’ll end is if we lace them up in 2012, and I don’t think that will happen.”
Jordan has a solid point here. If I were to break it down, I'd say the Dream Team would beat the 2012 team. It all comes down to Jordan, and at 29 years old and in his prime, I'd take him any day over an aging Kobe Bryant.
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