6 OCT 1992: USA BASKETBALL TEAM MEMBERS MICHAEL JORDAN (MIDDLE) SCOTTIE PIPPEN (LEFT) AND CLIDE DREXLER (RIGHT) ACKNOWLEDGE THE CROWD AFTER RECEIVING THEIR GOLD MEDALAS MEMBERS OF THE DREAM TEAM DURING THE 1992 BARCELONA OLYMPICS IN BARCELONA, SPAIN. Man
Updated: September 17, 2012 1:02PM
Kobe Bryant started it.
And Michael Jordan is intent on finishing it — especially if he’s got a product to market.
In a conference call to announce that NBA 2K13 will include the 1992 Dream Team along with this year’s gold-medal winning squad, Jordan continued to hammer on Bryant’s assertion that the 2012 Dreamers could beat the ’92 originals.
MJ says his team was too big and too strong defensively.
“We could definitely guard the perimeter and force them to penetrate to shot-blockers, which I felt like would’ve made a big difference with this team in 2012.”
And Jordan said the ’92 team was too savvy.
“Granted, I think those guys are much more athletic than maybe we were at that particular time, but I’d like to think that we were a little bit smarter and well-groomed about playing at that level of basketball,” Jordan said.
And while gamers will be able to have the two teams face off, a video game won’t settle any debates. Leave that to Jordan.
“In all honesty, I don’t think we would’ve had any problems with them,” he said.