Saying you’re better than the Dream Team, then you dress like them?
With Team USA playing their game against Argentina in Barcelona today, it was decided that they should sport Dream Team throwbacks for the game. With the 20th anniversary of the greatest team ever in Barcelona, it was a very nice gesture (with the Chuck Daly patch).
Well, these throwbacks aren’t exactly replicas of the original uniform, but overall, it still looks really fresh and way better than the team’s current uniform.
And of course with this homage, the 2012 team struggled once again to dominate the competition — unlike the original Dream Team. Maybe Kobe should just shut his mouth.
This cup can’t beat the 1992 cup.
As I was on my way doing my Back to the Future sight seeing spots on Thursday, I stopped by Doc Brown’s garage (1985) which is located next to a Burger King. I went inside the Burger King and found out that they are giving away limited edition Dream Team cups. They have five cups celebrating the five gold medal teams the USA has produced since 1992.
As you can see, these cups are modeled after the actual uniforms the teams wore for the Olympics (although I don’t recall the `96 team wearing red).
Unfortunately, they didn’t have the `92 cup available but would get them this weekend. I was hungry so I ended up settling for the `12 cup which is still pretty nice.
So what’s the irony of it?
Burger King sponsoring the USA basketball team is fine, but normally it’s McDonald’s making the big splash during the Olympics. And this year, McDonald’s has a monopoly vice grip at the Olympics with their french fry monopoly.
A great book for you to read.
Last week, the new Dream Team book by Jack McCallum was released and I immediately got my hands on it. In fact, I actually pre-ordered it weeks prior and didn’t receive it until a couple days after its release.
When I first opened it up, I was ready to dive into a world of memories that I never really had. And now one week later, I’m glad I was part of the ride.
You see, I was only six when the Dream Team became a reality. I didn’t know much about basketball but as the years went by, I understood the importance of this team. My first memory of this team was the puzzle poster that my mom helped me construct. I still have that poster in my room and it’s one of those things that I will never ever want to get rid of.
Part of my desire to read this book is because I am a sports historian so reading up on something like this is right up my alley. Basketball was my first love of sports and the fact that the Dream Team almost seem like a myth to me makes it so much more unique. And I am so glad this book recaptured all of that for me.
This was the Dream Team I knew about.
When the Dream Team assembled, I was only six years old. I had just learned how to shoot a basketball and I didn’t know much about what was going on about the team. The only thing I knew about the Dream Team was this poster puzzle my mom bought me.
And for the longest time, I only thought there were 10 guys on the team. But as I grew older and became a huge sports nut, I realized how great this team was. In my mind, this may have been the greatest team ever assembled other than these guys.
Chris Mullin was my favorite player so I was very proud to know that one of my favorites was part of something so big. And after watching the documentary last night, I was moved. The story of how they united as one and what they did to the game of basketball changed my perception of them. I was floored.