The 1992 United States men's Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the "Dream Team", was the first American Olympic team to feature active professional players from the National Basketball Association. The team has been described by journalists around the world as the greatest sports team ever assembled. At the 1992 Summer Olympics held in Barcelona, the team defeated its opponents by an average of 44 points en route to the gold medal against Croatia. The team was collectively inducted into the U.S
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The world stood still as the USA basketball team was announced for the Barcelona 1992 Olympics. For the first time in Olympic history, the United States team would feature active NBA stars Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Charles Barkley. They became known as the ‘Dream Team’ defeating their opponents by an average of 44 points en route to the gold medal.
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The USA Dream Team 1992 redefined the sport of basketball and helped make the NBA a global phenomenon. All 11 professional players in the 12-man roster, arguably the greatest squad ever assembled, are individual members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame with the team inducted in 2010.
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On Aug. 7, 1992, the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men's Basketball Team earned the gold medal after defeating Croatia 117-85. Featuring the greatest collection of basketball players ever, on the 26th anniversary of the historic gold medal game, USAB.com takes a look back at the Dream Team (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images). Related Tags:
The United States Team, dubbed Dream Team V or the Redeem Team, dominated Group B in pool play, defeating China, Angola, Greece, world champion Spain, and Germany by an average of 32.2 points. After finishing first in their group, the USA earned the right to play the fourth-place finishers in Group A, Australia. The United States soundly defeated Australia 116–85 in the quarterfinal.
The U.S. owns Olympic hoops, having won six of seven golds since the original Dream Team dominated their competition in 1992. The record is a cool 53-3 in Men’s basketball. The only blemish as a slip up during the 2000 games, when Team USA settled for the bronze medal.
The original Dream Team was the first USA Olympic Team to feature active, professional NBA players and has been described as the greatest sports team ever assembled.