I respect Kobe and his confidence in this year’s @usabasketball team. But the Dream Team was special. Unbeatable.
— Scottie Pippen (@ScottiePippen) July 12, 2012
Tweet of the Night goes to Scottie Pippen, who – along with Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan – wrote off the notion that the current USA team had any chance of beating the 1992 Dream Team.
During USA’s game against the Dominican Republic, which turned out to be a dominant 113-59 victory for Team USA, Pippen joined the broadcasting crew to further discuss what he tweeted. Asked how many points the Dream Team would beat the current team by, he said “I think we would beat this team by 25.” Our columnist Jan Hubbard explains why the topic is not worth anyone’s time.
After the game, Kobe Bryant responded to Michael Jordan and anyone else that questioned his belief of being able to beat the Dream Team, from Ben Golliver: “So what, he knows I’m a bad mother[expletive]. I’m not really tripping. The fact is, they have Ewing and Robinson and those big guys, it’s tough. If you’re asking me, ‘Can you beat them one game?’ Hell yeah, we can beat them in one game. You didn’t ask me if we could beat them in a 7-game series. In one game, we can beat them. No question about it.”