Dream Team - Jack McCallum

Dream Team

By Jack McCallum

  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Basketball
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 622 Ratings)
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  • Description

    Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. As a 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. 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 superstars like Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, and Larry Bird debated the finer points of basketball. And he narrates a riveting account of the legendary intrasquad scrimmage that pitted the Dream Teamers against one another in what may have been the greatest pickup game in history. In the twenty years since the Dream Team first captivated the world, its mystique has only grown. Dream Team vividly re-creates the moment when a once-in-a-millennium group of athletes came together and changed the future of sports—one perfectly executed fast break at a time.
    With a new Afterword by the author.
    “The absolute definitive work on the subject, a perfectly wonderful once-you-pick-it-up-you-won’t-be-able-to-put-it-down book.”—The Boston Globe
    “An Olympic hoops dream.”—Newsday
    “What makes this volume a must-read for nostalgic hoopsters are the robust portraits of the outsize personalities of the participants, all of whom were remarkably open with McCallum, both then and now.”—Booklist (starred review)


    • Dream Team review

      By Numunu78
      I was a 14 year old basketball fiend in 1992. Magic is still my all time favorite player and I had his #15 jersey. I must have watched every second of every game and interview that I could find. This book was brilliantly insightful and entertaining. I couldn't put it down.
    • Awesome!!!

      By Ishaan and Rushil
      I can't wait to read this awesome book!!!
    • great read

      By CVgsmackfan
      I loved this book and would recommend it to any fan of the sport or if you want to know how everyone really felt about one another during that time.
    • Buy it

      By sanjseth
      Great book from a great author.Loved it.
    • I suggest reading this book

      By The zacaswa
      This was a great book.
    • Really enjoyed it!

      By mattlenio
      I really enjoyed this book... It didn't drag on with a game-by-game synopsis, which I was previously afraid of. Instead, it gave an inside look at the players on an individual level. The only downside to this book was that I felt a large portion of the book was relaying pretty common knowledge... Would have liked to have read a bit more on the inside info that isn't as commonly known. Recommended though for any basketball lover... Especially those who grew up watching the NBA in the 80's and 90's.
    • Amazing

      By AmazingPersonOfAmazingness
      Best book for 10-100000000000000
    • Awesome

      By omargaribay8
      This books was awesome. I loved all the behind the scenes information that was shared and it was just a great insight in the world of the dream team. My favorite part was when Jack got to Dream Team practice. That must have been awesome, Magic and MJ both talking trash to each other and treating a simple practice scrimmage like it was game 7 of the finals. Great book.
    • Great book, fans of basketball should read

      By DJ WREK
      I really enjoyed reading this behind-the-scenes look at the 1992 dream team. I especially like reading about athletes I've always admired and how they really were behind-the-scenes as opposed to what I perceived them as. I recommend this book especially anybody who is a fan of Michael Jordan.
    • Great read

      By Dinjadai
      Must read for anyone that grew up watching NBA in the 90's.