The Dream Team arrived to Barcelona on Friday evening to prepare for one of their last exhibition matches before the London Olympic Games. Team USA will don replica jerseys of the 1992 Dream Team uniform in tomorrow’s match against Argentina.
The USA basketball team is in Barcelona finalizing preparations for their upcoming debut in the London Olympic Games. The NBA stars, who will face Argentina on the 22nd at the Palau Sant Jordi, sat down with the Spanish press agency EFE in the Catalan capital before tomorrow’s match against their South American counterparts. Perhaps it was the location of the interview, or perhaps it was tomorrow’s rival, but the North American players were quick to praise Barça and Argentina’s most emblematic football player, LeoMessi.
Kobe Bryant didn’t mince words when given the opportunity to talk about FC Barcelona’s Argentine: “Messi is the best! The best! I once had the opportunity to watch one of his training sessions and I really enjoyed it,” said the Los Angeles Lakers star.
The MVP of the NBA who recently claimed his first title, LeBron James, also praised Barça’s La Masia graduate. “Messi is the best player in the world. If he’s not already, he’ll be the best footballer of all time,” said the Miami Heat small forward.
Kevin Durant: “He’s an incredible player”
The Oklahoma City Thunder star was quick to agree with his two national teammates. “He’s incredible. The best in the world. I’ve seen him play and he’s truly incredible,” said Kevin Durant.