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America's Dream Team: The Quest for Olympic Gold

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For years the USA was the team to beat in Olympic Basketball competition. Then came the Olympics of 1972 and defeat by the Russians in the last heartbreaking and highly disputed seconds. Boycotts and another defeat in 1988 followed. Now, with the historic decision to allow our greatest NBA stars to compete for the first time, the Dream Team is set to go for the gold in Bar ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published October 1st 1992 by Turner Publishing, Inc.
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In this story, it tells the tale of the very best assembled basketball team. It was composed of players such as Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, etc. Each player's interesting background in the NBA was exposed, as well as their relationships with other players.

This book is unique because it doesn't necessarily tell a story, but rather it provides us with insight into the best team ever created. I enjoyed this story not only because basketball is my hobby, but it also because it tells
Jun 07, 2016 Donmar rated it it was amazing
I read this when I was still in high school . . . I stumbled upon it while browsing the local library for some other reason I can't remember.

Anyway, this book is basically the story of the greatest and most dominant basketball team ever assembled, the Original Dream Team. Everything you want to know, you already know, you didn't know about the team is in this book.

The team was composed of some of the greatest players ever to play in the NBA including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bir
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Sep 21, 2015 Jerome Helbling rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed the book because it opened my eyes to the conflicts that could arise from basketball. From Isaiah Thomas not being included in the team to Charles Barkley elbowing a Croatian player. The writer wrote this good enough that even when nothing is happening the book still stays interesting. It had players like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and even Larry bird. These are some of the best basketball players to grace the court, it was nice to learn another part of their story and how th ...more
Oct 29, 2013 Donald rated it liked it
Overall, this book was a amazing book had a nice desription.The book was very appealing since I wasn't born during this period of time. This book had a lot of NBA legends in it these were fantastic athletes, and good sportsman.The 1992 Olympic basketball team will be remembered in history.Michael Jordan, Larry Bird, ect. just played their hearts out. I would recommend this book to basketball, or classic basketball fanatics. This was just a interesting sports novel. I would read this novel again.
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Charles Jerome "Chuck" Daly (July 20, 1930 – May 9, 2009) was an American basketball head coach. He led the Detroit Pistons to consecutive National Basketball Association (NBA) Championships in 1989 and 1990, and the Dream Team to the men's basketball gold medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics. He had a 14-year NBA coaching career.

Born in St. Marys, Pennsylvania, to Earl and Geraldine Daly on July 20,
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