No, but let's try, anyway. This list is ridiculous. It is utterly absurd to compare Olympic athletes, different sports, different eras, and try to put them in a tidy list numbered from A list of the greatest Olympians in order?
Therefore, the U. The new team that was assembled again featured NBA players, but this time few of them were considered to be true superstars, as several elite players elected not to participate.
It won its first two games by lopsided margins, but faced more difficult competition thereafter. In a preliminary game against Lithuaniathe U.
A shock came in the semifinals when the United States defeated Lithuania by the close score of 85— The closeness of the semifinal game was so shocking that NBC took the unusual step of showing the gold medal game live rather than on tape delay.
The game started around 2 p. NBC originally planned to show the game almost 24 hours later during its Sunday prime time broadcast. The USA won the gold medal against France in a close game, 85— Though the US went undefeated on its way to the gold medal, the team began to lose its aura of invincibility for the first time.
Coached by George Karl, the team finished a surprisingly disappointing sixth in the competition. Then Spain repeated the outcome in the 5th place playoff. The team easily cruised to a first-place finish, earning it a spot in AthensGreece, the following summer.
However, the dominant team that competed in could not be kept together. Nine of its 12 players elected not to participate in Athens. The team was coached by Larry Brown. After struggles in several exhibition matches, the vulnerability of the team was confirmed when Puerto Rico defeated them 92—73, from which they earned the nickname "Nightmare team" as mock opposed to the Dream Team concept in the first game of the Olympic tournament in Athens.
The 19 point defeat was the most lopsided loss for the USA in the history of international competition. After the game, Larry Brown had strong comments about his coaching performance: Even after an 89—53 win over Angola, the Americans entered the knockout rounds in fourth place due to goal average, the lowest seed of their group.
The Americans faced undefeated Spain in their quarterfinal game, winning — The USA did rebound to capture the bronze medal by defeating Lithuania.
In the Worlds, the team was eliminated by Greece in the semifinal, losing the game —Oscar Robertson, Jerry West, Jerry Lucas, Basketball, United States The three stars on the extraordinary Olympic basketball team which is almost certainly the greatest amateur team ever assembled.
The original Dream Team, the U.S. basketball team that won the gold medal at the Olympics in Barcelona, was a phenomenon on and off the court. It mattered not that it dominated the Olympic.
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They were the greatest team ever assembled—in any sport—and twenty years ago in Barcelona, they put on a show the world will never forget Search You need to enter a correct e-mail address. In the dream team has been described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled.
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