Twenty years after The Dream Team dominated unlike any other sports team in Olympic history, NBA TV’s behind the scenes look at the squad brought back many moments of nostalgia.
Nearly two months after Ray Allen and Dwyane Wade talked about Olympians being compensated (via ESPN), and four years after the 2008 Olympic team was actually compared by some to the 1992 team, the documentary made it clear that there has been and will likely only be one Dream Team. It also made clear how playing for the US Olympic team meant a lot to each of the players and how it should mean a lot to all players in today’s NBA.
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The documentary entitled The Dream Team, narrated by Edward Burns, began by looking at the history of Olympic basketball, including how the Soviet Union team won the gold in 1972 and 1988 just when it seemed like the Americans’ amateur players were good enough to win the gold every year.
In fact, were it not for FIBA and the NBA getting together to change the rules to allow NBA players to play on the Olympic team, there would be no dream team.