Back in 1992, something amazing happened.
FIBA, the governing body of international basketball, opened the Olympics to professional players and the United States sent a team boasting 11 of its finest basketball players to Barcelona to compete — and I use that term loosely — for a gold medal at that year’s Summer Games.
That squad, dubbed the “Dream Team” because of its otherworldly level of talent — absolutely dominated the opposition, annihilating opponents by an average margin of 44 points as they cruised to the gold medal and recognition as the greatest basketball team ever assembled. Some would even argue they were the greatest team in the history of all sports.
To mark the team’s 20-year anniversary, NBA TV presents The Dream Team, a 90-minute look inside the squad’s historic run. Featuring never-before-seen footage and insider stories from the men who lived them — including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and every other player on the roster (coaches, too) — the film offers a truly one-of-a-kind perspective of the practices, off-the-court issues, competitions between teammates and the entire Dream Team experience.
If you’re a basketball fan who’s old enough to remember the ’92 Olympics, you’ll surely appreciate this film. And if you were too young to remember or weren’t even alive when the Dream Team shook up the basketball world, let this film serve as an educational tool about a squad whose brilliance will never be matched.
NBA TV’s The Dream Team premieres June 13.