As a seven year old kid in the summer of 1992 I never fully appreciated the athletes in the NBA. Twenty years later I look back and tell myself how cool it was to see all the megastars in the NBA put their ego’s aside and represent their country. They were coached by Chuck Daley who was assisted by Mike Krzyzewski, Lenny Wilkens and P.J. Carlesimo. The team was consisted of Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan, Christian Laettner, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin,Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, and John Stockton.
They set the tone in the Tournament of Americas which took place in early summer of 2005 where they beat Venezuela in the finals. They went 6-0 in the tournament and started their domination of that summer. The Olympics came and the results spoke for themselves. Here is a look at the domination they had in 1992
vs. Angola 116-48
Gold: 1936, 1948,1952, 1956, 1960, 1964,1968, 1976, 1984, 1992,1996, 2000, 2008
Bronze: 1988, 2004