There hasn’t been another team in the history of basketball that has captured the hearts and imaginations of the world quite like the 1992 USA National Team. “The Dream Team” was the first United States Olympic squad to feature NBA players, and they didn’t disappoint on the biggest stage on the planet.
When you have the likes of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and a roster full of Hall Of Fame talents, it’s difficult to believe you aren’t untouchable. They knew it, the world knew it, but there was one man who wanted to let them understand they could be beat… Head coach Chuck Daly.
The team would ultimately walk through the Olympic tournament on their way to a gold medal, but as we reach the 25th Anniversary of “The Dream Team” we’ve got a story coming out that proves they weren’t as invincible as we once thought. In fact, they weren’t undefeated after all, having been beaten by the Chris Webber-led USA Select Team.