Was ’92 Best Olympic Basketball Team Best Ever?
Author Jack McCallum discusses his book “Dream Team”.
- Duration 6:30
- Date Jul 13, 2012
Author Jack McCallum discusses his book “Dream Team”.
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Jack McCallum Sports Illustrated.
The author of dream came.
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Jack McCallum is a great guy.
One of the most respected basketball writers in the business.
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As a result of blood of the members of the -- -- -- name.
Our dream of members of the current name.
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The I -- you know that's kind of expect that I mean Kobe Bryant is not going to say with somebody can beat us but.
I don't wanna be one of these guys say and pay I was around the 92 so there better but on one of these guys -- I was around the 92 and that team was better.
They're just too strong inside I mean -- the current team does not have the guys inside to beat them -- I understand or -- coming from but certainly do not agree with them.
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All the members and a membership of the most famous -- basketball.
Bullet that's what was lucky about do in the booked on you didn't have to.
Reintroduce these guys that anybody you know that that the generation of of twenty somethings know who these guys are.
And I guess what was the most unique was one we all thought when they were gonna get together than it was going to be a chemical nightmare that.
Want everybody -- everybody would want the ball they were all stars on their own team in point of fact.
When they got together you know they were kind of over passing they were kind of under selfish and they had to figure that out and -- They sort of operated under the leadership of of they had magic Michael and Larry and once they figured out what the leadership responsibility -- They really were race moves you know operating team.
A lot of -- Charles -- -- -- We're not in his prime -- right.
-- that would be an understatement Larry was almost incapacitated -- the time over in Barcelona.
And he realized that after playing Olympic Games that he came back and retired about -- Seven days later so I don't Barcelona was his last great -- -- his -- great Iraq.
Clyde Drexler Patrick -- -- -- Magic Johnson.
Or is Michael Obama and -- -- -- -- so.
We all know -- talk closely -- Michael Jordan Christian Laettner the mailman Karl Malone Chris Mullin.
-- Chris Mullin on me SP and -- -- like him.
Scottie Pippen David Robinson and John Stockton of course -- -- The all are -- impeccably dressed.
Isolationist chuck -- she talks best way to me.
-- he died.
He was the only one I didn't get a chance to.
To interview but I talked about them of about to dream team -- them you know many times and it it really was a shame because chuck was a great guy he would have had a lot of -- Your recollections and reflections and he was terrific for that team.
So on when you were covering the team.
Learned manager -- -- -- -- -- injured.
When you have this kind of access.
Where you're doing a book government was was -- access.
So -- could do this book.
Or just report on the -- EI mean that access actually in the Olympics is pretty limited I mean you you know it's kind of you don't get in the locker room like you do in the NBA so it's sort of a lot of this stuff.
Little bit -- parlor trick you know you have to -- reconstructed.
You know the guys memories were great.
There was a lot of coverage I was probably able you know certainly got some maxis other people did not mean -- played golf with that with Clyde Drexler and Charles Barkley in Monte Carlo.
So the -- lot of little places you could get it but a lot of the stuff came out of talking to them.
You know twenty years later because fortunately although athlete athletes memories are always great.
The memories for these guys of that time was was particularly -- 'cause it was such a big thing in their lives even for these you know superstars.
I'm gentler until it was -- to -- which -- -- more guarded bestseller called dream.
Most of their -- Turner's -- mother barks.
I don't remember Jack 'cause I got a lot to do in my life -- -- -- where's my camera and from -- sports.
By tide I appreciate that I don't believe for a minute you're gonna read it but I certainly a novel wanna tell you that I really don't.
-- -- -- mother -- -- -- not read it you know I don't buy it it will go up a spot on Amazon therefore you don't have to read it you know that would be that would be better for me but.
No but I mean I wouldn't tell you may go around and tell people.
But you're gonna do stuff that you don't do but I don't -- that satellite providers are embroidery your stupid book I'm married to a matter -- I appreciate all -- -- Succumb to this ranch every -- they come here every group.
And I have an asset I'm not cynical but I know what I'm talking about you will run -- the table for the rest of your life.
-- -- -- -- one and and secondly you'll run and of people timing and time again who would tell you they're gonna do something.
And they won't do what they don't -- -- or -- you say things do and they don't -- Or -- insincere about so.
And obviously -- -- -- -- those people -- general but.
Now I -- southern orange now a nowhere sorry -- they expect it.