Dream Team - How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever-logo

Dream Team - How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

Jack McCallum

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They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers. In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation. As a senior staff 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. For the duration of the Olympics, he lived with, golfed with, and-most important-drank with some of the greatest players of the NBA's Golden Age: Magic Johnson, the ebullient showman who shrugged off his recent diagnosis of HIV to become the team's unquestioned captain and leader; Michael Jordan, the transcendent talent at the height of his powers as a player-and a marketing juggernaut; and Charles Barkley, the outspoken iconoclast whose utterances on and off the court threatened to ignite an international incident. Presiding over the entire traveling circus was the Dream Team's beloved coach, Chuck Daly, whose laissez faire approach proved instrumental in getting the most out of such disparate personalities and superstars such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, and Scottie Pippen. 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 team's Olympic suites for late-night card games and bull sessions where the players debate both the finer points of basketball and their respective places in the NBA pantheon. And he narrates a riveting possession-by-possession account of the legendary July 1992 intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game-and the greatest exhibition of trash talk-in history. In the twe

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dick Hill

Length:

12h 57m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

31:18


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

12:29


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

11:38


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

07:08


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

14:12


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

06:44


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

13:44


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

08:29


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

13:33


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

07:56


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

17:40


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

23:30


Part 1, Chapter 12
Part 1, Chapter 12

17:13


Part 1, Chapter 13
Part 1, Chapter 13

15:03


Part 1, Chapter 14
Part 1, Chapter 14

22:29


Part 1, Chapter 15
Part 1, Chapter 15

10:31


Part 1, Chapter 16
Part 1, Chapter 16

18:41


Part 1, Chapter 17
Part 1, Chapter 17

12:57


Part 1, Chapter 18
Part 1, Chapter 18

19:16


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

16:34


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

34:10


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

15:18


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

13:31


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

20:24


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

30:33


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

16:35


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

17:56


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

38:35


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

47:53


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

22:45


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

21:23


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

19:10


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

46:57


Part 2, Chapter 33
Part 2, Chapter 33

18:20


Part 2, Chapter 34
Part 2, Chapter 34

28:11


Part 2, Chapter 35
Part 2, Chapter 35

34:04


Part 2, Chapter 36
Part 2, Chapter 36

38:20


Part 2, Chapter 37
Part 2, Chapter 37

11:40


Part 2, Chapter 38
Part 2, Chapter 38

00:26