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Quote of the day, Larry Bird gets the laugh at the 1960 US Olympic Team's expense

Aug 16, 2010, 11:00 AM EST

“I don’t know who had the best team, but I know the team in 1960 was a hell of a lot tougher than we were. I couldn’t imagine the ’92 team getting in a covered wagon for eight days, going across the country, jumping in the Atlantic Ocean, swimming for six days, then walking 3,000 miles to the Coliseum in Rome for a dollar a day.”

– Larry Bird, at the Basketball Hall of Fame induction ceremonies, on comparing the 1960 United States Olympic Team and the 1992 Dream Team. The two legendary basketball squads — both welcomed into the hall last Friday — had spent the week taking jabs at each other over who really was the best team.

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