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    DescriptionThey were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven in sneakers. In Dream Team, acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that captivated the world, kindled the hoop dreams of countless children around the planet, and remade the NBA into a global sensation. As a senior staff writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from its inception to the gold medal ceremony in Barcelona. For the duration of the Olympics, he lived with, golfed with, and--most important--drank with some of the greatest players of the NBA's Golden Age: Magic Johnson, the ebullient showman who shrugged off his recent diagnosis of HIV to become the team's unquestioned captain and leader; Michael Jordan, the transcendent talent at the height of his powers as a player--and a marketing juggernaut; and Charles Barkley, the outspoken iconoclast whose utterances on and off the court threatened to ignite an international incident. Presiding over the entire traveling circus was the Dream Team's beloved coach, Chuck Daly, whose laissez faire approach proved instrumental in getting the most out of such disparate personalities and superstars such as Larry Bird, Patrick Ewing, and Scottie Pippen. Drawing on fresh interviews with the players, McCallum provides the definitive account of the Dream Team phenomenon. He offers a behind-the-scenes look at the controversial selection process. He takes us inside the team's Olympic suites for late-night card games and bull sessions where the players debate both the finer points of basketball and their respective places in the NBA pantheon. And he narrates a riveting possession-by-possession account of the legendary July 1992 intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game--and the greatest exhibition of trash talk--in history. In the twenty years since the Dream Team first captivated the world's attention, its mystique has only grown--and so has its influence. The NBA is now flush with international stars, many of them inspired by the exuberant spirit of '92. Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together, outperformed the hype, and changed the future of sports--one perfectly executed fast break at a time.


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    Title
    Dream Team (Library Edition)
    Subtitle
    How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack McCallum, Narrator Dick Hill
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 173 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781452639338
    ISBN 10: 1452639337
    Classifications

    DC22: 796.323
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.4
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 760
    BIC subject category V2: WS
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    Ingram Subject Code: JN
    Libri: I-JN
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1990
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    BISAC V2.8: SPO004000
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    LC classification: GV885.49.O43 M35 2012C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Library ed
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    13 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Jack McCallum, a longtime member of the staff of "Sports Illustrated," is the author of "Seven Seconds or Less" and "Unfinished Business," as well as coauthor, with L. Jon Wertheim, of "Foul Lines." Reader of over four hundred audiobooks, Dick Hill has won three coveted Audie Awards and been nominated numerous times. He is also the recipient of several "AudioFile" Earphones Awards. "AudioFile" includes Dick on their prestigious list of Golden Voices.
    Review quote
    "Great [listening] for NBA fans. High-demand backstory." ---Booklist Starred Review