MIES (Olympics) - Wednesday marks the 25th anniversary of one of international basketball's most significant and vitally important events. On this day, a quarter of a century ago in Barcelona, the USA Dream Team played in its first-ever game at an Olympics.
The American squad that consisted of FIBA Hall of Famers Michael Jordan, David Robinson and 10 other basketball greats rolled to a 116-48 triumph over Angola. The entire sports world was mesmerized.
If you want to relive this momentous occasion, go to the Olympic channel website and view it here.
I remember everything about the Dream Team. I watched absolutely every single game.
- Kobe bryant
The USA have had some dominant teams since, including the 2008, 2012 and 2016 Olympic gold medal-winning squads that had Krzyzewski as the head coach.
No team in history, however, impacted the sport the way the Dream Team did.
That side won new fans to the game all over the world and countless youngsters were so inspired that they began to play basketball. Other boys that had already taken up the sport got additional motivation to work hard so that they, too, might once day put on the national team shirt and play in international competition.
"I remember everything about the Dream Team," Bryant once said. "I was 13. I was right there in my important stage of development. I watched absolutely every single game."
The Dream Team players are revered to this day and will always have a special place in the annals of basketball history.