Friday, June 4, 2010

Iconic Shot: The Dream Team

A picture that not even Charles Barkley could ruin

This team -- assembled for the '92 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain -- is simply the most overwhelming collection of talent in the history of international competition, with ten of the above-pictured listed among the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.

Each game commonly featured the opposing national team asking for pictures and autographs with their U.S. counterparts.  One story told of a player who broke down in tears because of the elation he felt over the honor of being fouled by his American idol, Michael Jordan.  In fact The Dream Team was so much better than the opposition, head coach Chuck Daly never felt the need to call a single timeout en route to the most dominating Olympic gold medal run ever.

Numerous squads have carried the moniker, but there is only one Dream Team.  They will always be the best.

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