Michael Jordan had already said that the 1992 Dream Team would kill the current team USA roster, but he’s done it again now with some more detail. Here’s what Jordan had to say (again) about the comparison…
“I just felt like we had enough size that we could contend with the 2012 team,” he said of the team that was without elite shot blocker Dwight Howard and relied heavily on the Knicks’ Tyson Chandler at center. “I think one of the things the 2012 team lacked was size, you know? We probably would have attacked them from inside and outside, and I think that would have been pretty much solidified [for the '92 team's defense] with shot-blockers as well as perimeter defensive players.”
“In [terms] of how the game is played from an offensive standpoint and a defense standpoint — from a team standpoint — I feel like we were much more solid 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. They only had one shot-blocker. Granted, I know LeBron [James] and some of those guys can still block shots. It’s not the same defense and it’s not the same intensity.”
“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. “So in all honesty, I don’t think we would’ve had any problems with them, as much as they think they probably would’ve given us a lot more difficulties. I think our team would’ve been a lot better in terms of all-around basketball game.”
If you got up early enough and watched the game this morning, you could see that Lebron wasn’t wearing his typical sneakers that he’s been wearing throughout the Olympic games. Instead he was spotted in his own new shoe, the LeBron X. Nike made a great decision by having Lebron debut these during the gold medal game and the kicks should be available to the public very soon.
We’re pretty sure all the negative people out there can stop talking sh*t about Lebron at this point. Him and Team USA just defeated Spain to take Gold in the Olympics and Lebron is now the only person to get the NBA title, Olympic Gold, MVP, and finals MVP all in one season, along with Michael Jordan. The final score of the game was 100-107 with Kevin Durant leading all scorers by dropping 30 points.
Just when we thought Usain Bolt was done with all the winning he comes out and does it again for the 200-meter race. This makes him the first man to ever repeat as double Olympic sprint champion. After the race Bolt said “It’s what I came here to do, I am now a legend”. He also added “I’m also the greatest athlete to live. I’ve got nothing left to prove”.
All we’ve heard about Michael Phelps recently is how he’s the most decorated Olympic athlete ever with 22 medals and 18 gold, but who’s the man dating? This news just surfaced confirming that he is currently seeing model Megan Rossee. Looks like the man with everything just got a lot more. Congrats to Phelps on all the crazy accomplishments, at this point he’s probably the most decorated human being walking this planet. Click HERE for more info.
A lot of people out there are talking about Michael Phelps letting down and not getting Gold, but the man setting insane records by gaining a total of 19 medals in the Olympics. His medal count is now 15 gold, two silver, and two bronze. Click HERE for the full report.
As you might have seen yesterday, after Ryan Lochte won Gold in the 400M event, he rocked one of the coolest grills we have ever seen on the podium. Apparently the grill got him in a bit of trouble because an Olympic official had told Lochte that if he wore the grill on the podium he would not receive the gold medal. Rules are rules but you can’t stop Americans from stunting every once in a while. That grill was way too clean too, glad he got to keep the gold medal.
I know this happened a view days ago, but I just want our daily viewers to see this if they haven’t yet. Nyjah Huston won an X-Games Gold medal the other day in street skating by pulling off one of the best last runs ever witnessed in X-Games history. Here’s what went down. He was up against a lot of good people too, Ryan Sheckler was one of them.