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Kobe: This Team USA could beat Dream Team

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08:07 AM ET 07.12 | Every four years since the Dream Team ran away with a gold medal in Barcelona, the question is asked: Could you beat them? So no one should be surprised that it's come up here during the USA Basketball training camp and that [Kobe Bryant] would have a diplomatic response when asked how this current team would fare against the originators. "Well, just from a basketball standpoint, they obviously have a lot more size than we do -- you know, with [David] Robinson and [Patrick] Ewing and [Karl] Malone and those guys," Bryant said. "But they were also -- some of those wing players -- were also a lot older, at kind of the end of their careers. We have just a bunch of young racehorses, guys that are eager to compete ... So I don't know. It'd be a tough one, but I think we'd pull it out."

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July 12, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Dream Team had a better post pressence. Chandler, Blake would play center and would have to check Ewing, and Robinson. Who is sticking Barkley and Malone LeBron. The avantage they would have would be trying to contain Westbrook. Could they win a game sure probably but I don't think they could beat them in a series

July 12, 2012  08:28 AM ET

its good to have confidence in yourself

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July 12, 2012  08:45 AM ET

I DON'T THINK SO!

July 12, 2012  08:45 AM ET

Difference. The 92 team had legends! And the were Pros.

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July 12, 2012  09:04 AM ET

I hate to inform or be the bearer of bad News to my Brother Kobe but, Da Dream Team was filled with players not complainers, Bangers not wussies, winners not whiners, and not only a more physical Team but The Most Physcial Coach that ever lived, Not even close Kobe, not even Close!

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July 12, 2012  09:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#16):

According to AccuScore, which ran 10,000 computer simulations, the 1992 team would win 53.1 percent of the time and by an average margin of one point per game.

Well that settles it.
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