The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association. The team has been described by journalists around the world as the greatest sports team ever assembled. At the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, the team defeated its opponents by an average of 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia. The team was collectively inducted into the U.S
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The world stood still as the USA basketball team was announced for the Barcelona 1992 Olympics. For the first time in Olympic history, the United States team would feature active NBA stars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley. They became known as the ‘Dream Team’ defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points en route to the gold medal.
The Dream Team spelled a new era of dominance for the USA at the Olympics with the likes of Shaquille O’Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Kevin Garnett, Vince Carter, Kobe Bryant, Jason Kidd, Allen Iverson, LeBron James and Kevin Durant winning medals at basketball’s premier international competition.
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9 - Michael Jordan, guard, Chicago Bulls. The headline act of the Dream Team and arguably the greatest basketball player to draw breath, 'His Airness' transcended his sport. After being picked third overall in the 1984 Draft - Hakeem Olajuwon was number one - Jordan won gold with the USA at the Los Angeles Games.
History of basketball at Olympics: A tale of American domination. Having introduced the sport to the world, it’s no surprise that the USA has produced some of the finest moments in Olympic basketball history, including the Dream Team. Basketball was invented in the United States of America in 1891.
On Aug. 7, 1992, the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team earned the gold medal after defeating Croatia 117-85. Featuring the greatest collection of basketball players ever, on the 26th anniversary of the historic gold medal game, USAB.com takes a look back at the Dream Team (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images). Related Tags:
Led by now three-time Olympian Kevin Durant (Brooklyn Nets), USA Basketball unveiled today its official 12-member U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team . Selected for the U.S. Olympic Team 2020, which is seeking a fourth consecutive Olympic title, were: Bam Adebayo (Miami Heat), Bradley Beal (Washington Wizards), Devin Booker (Phoenix Suns), Durant, Jerami Grant (Detroit Pistons), Draymond Green (Golden State Warriors), Jrue Holiday (Milwaukee Bucks), Zach LaVine (Chicago Bulls), Damian ...