NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Menas Basketball Team. As a writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception to the gold medal ceremony in Barcelona. Drawing on fresh interviews with the players, McCallum provides the definitive account of the Dream Team phenomenon. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial selection process. He takes us inside the teamas Olympic suites for late-night card games and bull sessions where superstars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird debated the finer points of basketball. And he narrates a riveting account of the legendary intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game in history. In the twenty years since the Dream Team first captivated the world, its mystique has only grown. Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together and changed the future of sportsaone perfectly executed fast break at a time. With a new Afterword by the author. aThe absolute definitive work on the subject, a perfectly wonderful once-you-pick-it-up-you-wonat-be-able-to-put-it-down book.aaThe Boston Globe aAn Olympic hoops dream.aaNewsday aWhat makes this volume a must-read for nostalgic hoopsters are the robust portraits of the outsize personalities of the participants, all of whom were remarkably open with McCallum, both then and now.aaBooklist (starred review)With a new Afterword by the author. aThe absolute definitive work on the subject, a perfectly wonderful once-you-pick-it-up-you-wonat-be-able-to-put-it-down book.aaThe Boston Globe aAn Olympic hoops dream.aaNewsday aWhat ...
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