This is the story of the United States men’s basketball team, known as the Dream Team, who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. The elite squad smashed all eight opponents by an average of 44 points, and is described by many as the greatest sports team ever.
The Dream Team’s success in 1992 has had a huge impact on the popularity of the sport, challenging soccer as the world’s most popular sport.
“It was,” said Coach Chuck Daly, “like Elvis and the Beatles put together. Travelling with the Dream Team was like traveling with 12 rock stars. That’s all I can compare it to.”
Narrated by Edward Burns, The Dream Team Documentary starts of by looking at the history of Olympic basketball, including the Soviet Union team won the gold medal at the 1972 and 1988 Olympics Games, just when it seemed like the United States men’s amateur players were good enough to win the gold at every games.
Watch as this video follows some of the greatest players of all time, such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, John Stockton and Karl Malone.