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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Did you know the Dream Team was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players?

Did you know that the 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team was nicknamed the "Dream Team"?

Did you know the Dream Team was the first American Olympic team to feature active NBA players?

Did you know that the Dream Team is considered by some to be the greatest team ever assembled in any sport?

Did you know that the Dream Team defeated its opponents by an average of almost 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia at the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona?

Did you know that Chuck Daly served as coach, assisted by Lenny Wilkens, P. J. Carlesimo, and Mike Krzyzewski?

Did you know that the first ten players for the Dream Team were officially selected on September 21, 1991?

Did you know that  Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen of the Chicago Bulls, John Stockton and Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz, Magic Johnson of the Los Angeles Lakers, Larry Bird of the Boston Celtics, Patrick Ewing of the New York Knicks, Chris Mullin of the Golden State Warriors, David Robinson of the San Antonio Spurs, and Charles Barkley of the Philadelphia 76ers (later traded to the Phoenix Suns) were the first players selected for the dream team?[6]

Did you know that Christian Laettner of Duke University. Laettner was the only player selected for the national team without any professional experience?

Did you know that Christian Laettner beat out Louisiana State University's Shaquille O'Neal for the final spot on the roster?[7]

Did you know that Charles Barkley was the Dream Team's leading scorer during the Olympics, averaging 18.0 points per game?

Did you know that The "Dream Team" was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010?

Did you know that the Dream Team is one of only eight teams enshrined in the Hall of Fame?

Did you know that eleven of the twelve players on the roster (all but Laettner) and three of the four coaches (all but Carlesimo) have been elected to the Hall of Fame as individuals?

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