From a basketball standpoint, he probably, over the years, has played the zone defense better and coached it better than anyone in basketball ever has.

Bob Knight, former head coach, Indiana, Texas Tech

Dream Team

“Perfect book, perfect subject, perfect writer.”

–Jeff Pearlman, New York Times best-selling author of Sweetness and Boys Will Be Boys

 

“THERE WILL NEVER BE ANOTHER TEAM LIKE IT”—MAGIC JOHNSON 

In Dream Team, Hall of Fame basketball writer Jack McCallum, who covered the squad from the first practice to the gold-medal triumph in Barcelona and even contributed to its immortal name, delivers the full story of the Olympic men’s basketball team that captivated the world and changed the face of the game.

In the two decades that have passed, the gilded stars on the Dream Team roster are still household names in the world of basketball, including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and Charles Barkley.

The book not only provides an inside look at the Dream Team—the battles over who should be chosen and who should be excluded, who should coach, and who was going to sacrifice the most in the pursuit of the gold medal—but  also a portrait of that entire Golden Age of basketball, both triumphs and tribulations.

Read the Prologue (PDF LINK)

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