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 original Dream Team, the U.S. basketball team that won the gold medal at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona, was a phenomenon on and off the court. It mattered not that it dominated the Olympic ...
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).
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The USA Dream Team 1992 redefined the sport of basketball and helped make the NBA a global phenomenon. All 11 professional players in the 12-man roster, arguably the greatest squad ever assembled, are individual members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the team inducted in 2010.
The superheroes are in town. 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 finished 8-0 and beat Croatia 117-85 in the gold medal game. Team USA won ...
The original Dream Team was the first USA Olympic Team to feature active, professional NBA ...
Flashback: 1992 USA Dream Team Opens with 116-48 Victory Over Angola. Opening 1992 Olympic play on July 26 against African Zone champion Angola, the U.S. squad sent a crystal-clear message to its Olympic opponents – this team would take no team lightly.
Mark Konezny-USA TODAY Sports. Karl Malone was just hitting his prime when the 1992 Summer Olympics rolled around, making him one of the most dangerous players the Dream Team had to offer. Paired up with Jazz teammate John Stockton, the two added some great chemistry to the team.