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Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) #23 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars talks with Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) #8 of the Western Conference All-Stars at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game on February 9, 2003 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Michael Jordan (Washington Wizards) #23 of the Eastern Conference All-Stars talks with Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers) #8 of the Western Conference All-Stars at the 2003 NBA All-Star Game on February 9, 2003 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

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Known for his trash talking, Kobe Bryant couldn’t let Michael Jordan’s comment about his USA basketball squad go without a response.

It all started when Kobe stated during a press conference while training with the US national team in Las Vegas that he felt this years 2012 Olympic Team could beat the 1992 Dream Team.  That comment sparked a debate, in which several Dream Team players got involved, including MJ.

Michael Jordan then told The Associated Press that, “I absolutely laughed,” upon hearing Bryant’s comments about beating the Dream Team. Jordan added, “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done.”

Well, Kobe is not letting Jordan get the last word.  Kobe responded to Jordan with, “So what? He knows I’m a bad motherf**ker. I’m not really tripping.”  And went on to say he thinks this year’s Olympic Team can beat the Dream Team in one game, clarifying that he didn’t mention a 7-game series.

Jordan, as well as the rest of the Dream Team, have yet to respond to Bryant’s latest comments.

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