Andrew Bynum Greets Philly; Michael Jordan Talks Team USA

By: 08.15.12
NBA 2K13

NBA 2K13 (photo. 2K Sports)

Did you catch that NBA 2K13 is going to include the Dream Team and this summer’s gold medal team? Finally, you’ll be able to settle the debate for yourself (Sort of. Video games are notorious crap shoots. We still remember dropping 105 with Ben Gordon in a regular game with our boys in 2K9.). While it’s a cool addition, they weren’t able to come to an agreement with Scottie Pippen, so he won’t be with the ’92 team. Plus-one for Team USA. Michael Jordan once kept Isiah Thomas off the team. Now, he’s been one upped by 2K Sports holding back Pippen … Jordan was also in the news talking MORE about this debate that’s sort of taken over the NBA summer. He told Sam Amick of that he doesn’t believe the Dream Team would have any problem with the current squad. Why? His answer to every question was that they were just a better all-around team. Jordan’s basketball opinion is basically void at this point considering how quickly he’s run two different franchises into the ground, but what if we switched the rules up a little bit? The 2016 Olympics may feature a 3-on-3 tournament. If you took LeBron, KD and Kobe and matched them up with the top three players from ’92 (maybe Jordan, Barkley and Pippen?), would we have a game? … And major props goes out to Thomas Lake. Since you probably don’t know who he is, Lake is apparently an SI writer who bailed Pop Herring, Michael Jordan‘s old high school coach, out of jail. Unless you’ve been reading the Internet with blinders over the past year, you’ve probably heard Herring’s life is all screwed up now by a pretty bad disease (paranoid schizophrenia). Like extremely screwed up. MJ doesn’t really owe the man anything – well, he could be kinder and stop bringing his name up in every major basketball celebration so he can proclaim “That’s the guy that cut me!” and then have everyone in attendance boo as a severely ill man just has to sit, watch and take it – but it would be cool if he could do something to help him out. Anything. It’s been 18 years since the two last saw each other … We’re out like Pippen.

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