07/09/2012 11:36 pm ET Updated Jul 10, 2012

USA Basketball 2012: Kobe Bryant's Dream Team Beef (LIVE DISCUSSION)

The 2012 US Olympic basketball roster has been set, Blake Griffin is already throwing down ridiculous dunks in practice, and some are saying it's the greatest squad to represent America ever.

But could this year's Team USA take down the legendary 1992 Dream Team? The Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant thinks so, saying when asked by a reporter "it would be tough, but I think we'd pull it out."

Basketball Prospectus' Kevin Pelton isn't so sure. His crunching of the numbers came up with a different result, one where his stats for a 1992 vs. 2012 matchup leaves room for debate. And while "this assemblage of talent narrowly surpasses the 2008 gold medalists as the best USA Basketball roster since the 1996 Atlanta Olympics," he writes, it doesn't mean they're the best team ever.

What do you think? Is Team USA 2012 better than the Dream Team? Could Kobe, CP3 and Lebron take down Bird, Magic and Jordan? We want to hear from you. Let us know what you think in the comments, and if you want to join some basketball greats LIVE via webcam in the discussion, email for more details.

Watch the Huffington Post's Jacob Soboroff live video chat featuring Steve McPherson of ESPN's True Hoop Network, 'Extra' Correspondent Ben Lyons, Muthu Alagappan of Ayasdi and NBA analyst Kevin Pelton.


Image courtesy of Ayasdi/ Muthu Alagappan.