michael jordan & kobe bryant

Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant have beef about whether the 1992 Dream Team could be beaten by Kobe and LeBron’s 2012 team.

*When you believe in yourself, can’t nobody tell you, er, can’t nobody convince you that you ain’t one bad ass mofo.

Such is the case with LA Lakers shooting guard Kobe Bryant, who’s also part of the 2012 USA basketball Olympic team.

He says that this team, which also includes Chris Paul and LeBron James, could have beaten the legendary 1992 Dream Team headed my Michael Jordan.

Well, Mr. Jordan, didn’t take too kindly to Bryant’s boast, but the Kobester isn’t backing down

After setting off the debate and taking his licks from a number of NBA legends, Kobe Bryant wasn’t about to let anyone else get the last word.

Earlier this week, Bryant told reporters that the 2012 USA Basketball team could defeat the 1992 Dream Team.

“It’d be a tough one, but I think we’d pull it out,” he said.

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The comment elicited quick responses from members of the Dream Team, including Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Magic Johnson and Scottie Pippen.

Jordan told the Associated Press that he “absolutely laughed” at Bryant’s statement and that there was “no comparison” between the two teams.

Asked for his response to Jordan’s statements after USA defeated the Dominican Republic 113-59 in a pre-Olympics exhibition game held at the Thomas & Mack center in Las Vegas, Bryant didn’t mince words.

“So what? He knows I’m a bad mother[expletive],” Bryant said. “I’m not really tripping.”

“Yes you iz, straight trippin’,” somebody is bound to say.  🙂 Anyway, read/learn more at CBS Sports.