Dream Team : How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
by Jack McCallum
Editor: Random House USA Inc
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NEW YORK TIMES best-selling sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the true story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball TeamAs a writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a short seat for the most exciting basketball show on earth, covering the Dream Team, from its creation to the gold medal ceremony in BarcelonaDrawing on new interviews with players, McCallum provides the final account of the Dream Team phenomenonIt offers a backstage look at the controversial selection processHe takes us inside the Olympic team suites of the late night and card games bull sessions where superstars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird debated on the finest points of basketballAnd he tells an interesting story of the legendary intrasquad battlefield that pitted the Dream Teamers against each other in what may have been the biggest game pickup in historyIn the twenty years since the Dream of the First Team seduced the world, its mysticism has only grownThe Dream Team vividly re-created the moment when once-in-a-thousand-year-old group of athletes came together and changed the future of sport-perfectly executed fast break at a timeWith a new Postface by the author of “L’absolu ouvrage définitif sur le sujet, parfaitement merveilleux une fois-vous-pick-up-vous-ous-ne-sera-pas-dit-il-livre”The Boston Globe “Olympic Dream Hoops”What makes this volume a must for the nostalgic hoopsters are robust portraits of the great personality of the participants, who were all remarkably open with McCallum, then and now”–Compiled list (starred examination)
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