Who's next to laugh or disagree with Kobe? (Photo : REUTERS/Nigel Roddis)
Looks like Kobe Bryant got a four-point play. He can now count President Obama as also disagreeing with his statement that the 2012 U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team could beat the 1992 'Dream Team.'
ESPN2 interviewed the president during halftime of the United States and Brazil game and the president responded, "This is a generational thing. I was around in '92, I was a Bulls fan, so I've got to go with the original Dream Team."
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The president also said, "I suspect that Michael and 'Sir Charles' and others would point out they were probably never down at any point in any of their games."
He then added some consolation, "But this is a great team, unbelievable talent."
Kobe has already been laughed at by three members of the 1992 Dream Team.
"I just started laughing," said Charles Barkley on a radio show after Kobe made his comments.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Michael Jordan said he laughed too.
"I absolutely laughed. I imagine he's trying to say it to legitimize his own Dream Team. But to me it's not even a question what team is better."
Magic Johnson had a little more flare in his tweet:
"I laughed as well RT @DickieV Totally agree with MICHAEL!"
The 1992 Dream Team included 11 Hall of Famers, and some of the greatest, most recognizable players in the game like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird. They beat teams by an average of more than 40 points per game and has been called "arguably the most dominant squad ever assembled in any sport."
Kobe did get a jab in at President Obama, though. He stated that PDA "wasn't for everyone," referring to the First Lady's refusal to kiss the most powerful man in the world on the Kiss Cam.