It's been almost a week since current Lakers star and captain of the US Mens Basketball squad, Kobe Bryant, had the audacity to claim that today's squad could take the fabled 1992 Dream Team in a game. Since he uttered those 'blasphemous' words, players from the '92 team, radio announcers, bloggers, and even little old ladies at knitting classes have weighed in on the greatest debate since Coke vs. Pepsi (I lean slightly towards Coke.)
Even President Barack Obama was interviewed on the debate at halftime of Team USA's game against Brazil on Monday.
''This is a generational thing,'' Obama said. ''I was around in '92, I was a Bulls fan, so I've got to go with the original Dream Team.''
The President, being, well, political, would toss Kobe a small bone by complimenting his fiery nature, but otherwise kept with his initial assessment of the outcome of this 'Dream' game.
''I suspect that Michael and 'Sir Charles' and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games,'' Obama said. ''But this is a great team, unbelievable talent.''
The president added: ''You know, Kobe's a competitor, so you expect him to do a little trash talking whenever the opportunity arises.''
Though this awesome matchup of two tremendously talented teams could never come into fruition, it's always nice to take a second to weigh in on such a salivating thought. Personally, I also think the '92 squad would win, though the game would be far closer than Jordan or Barkley would be willing to admit.
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