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Lakers’ LeBron James Picks A Side On The Dream Team Vs. The Redeem Team Debate
May 20, 2020
Los Angeles Lakers superstar LeBron James shared his thoughts on the debate involving the 1992 Dream Team and the 2008 Redeem Team. He sat down for an interview with Uninterrupted on Monday.
“It would’ve been great, that’s for damn sure,” the Lakers superstar said. “I don’t know who would’ve won. I’m going to pick us, obviously, because I’m on that team. But when you got so many good players, man, you never know. Whoever got the ball last could win the game.”
Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Scottie Pippen, Larry Bird, Charles Barkley, Patrick Ewing, David Robinson, Karl Malone and John Stockton were part of the Dream Team. Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Jason Kidd, Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Chris Paul, Chris Bosh and Deron Williams led the Redeem Team.
Both teams were packed with talent, but LeBron said that two players would’ve had dominant power.
“MJ and Kobe are gonna have their own little game,” he said. “It ain’t gonna be five-on-five. It’s gonna be one-on-one, four-on-four.”
According to LeBron, the Dream Team would have had one particular advantage.
“One thing about the ’92 team, they had a lot of grown-ass strong men,” the three-time NBA champion said. “Like, those guys be lifting cars. You ever see the Strongest Man Competition on ESPN? Charles, Malone, Ewing, you know, those guys, David Robinson, those guys are like brute strong.”
“One thing about the ’08 team, we’ve got a lot of wiggle to our game, you know what I’m saying, we got a lot of wiggle,” LeBron said. “We might get killed on the glass. But I feel like there ain’t gonna be a lot of shots missed anyways because of these two teams.”
LeBron made one big comment on the debate
Both teams had gold medals. We all know that 11 of the 12 players on the Dream Team earned a spot into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. LeBron explained players on both teams had intense practices as shown in “The Last Dance.”
“We’re literally beating each other up to the point where coach [Mike Krzyzewski] and the coaching staff were like, ‘Okay, bring it in because we’ve still got a gold medal to win.'”
Which team would have won the game? LeBron didn’t make any comments on this one, but he did say one particular thing.
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