It was the stuff of legend: the first time the USA was permitted to send professional basketball players into battle—and what that year’s Olympiad lacked in fairness, it more than made up for in jaw-dropping spectacle. Twenty years later, the video quality doesn’t hold up well, but the acrobatic passing and deafening dunks certainly do:
A new 20th-anniversary documentary, The Dream Team, replete with exclusive interviews and never-before-seen footage, airs tonight at 9pm ET on NBA TV. For even more back-story, check out GQ’s funny and fascinating oral history of the greatest team ever assembled.
And Mark Your Calendar: 2012 Men’s Olympic basketball—starring Carmelo, Kobe, Griffin and Iguodala, to name a few—commences July 29.
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