Dream Team - Jack McCallum

Dream Team

By Jack McCallum

  • Release Date: 2012-07-10
  • Genre: Basketball
Score: 4.5
From 708 Ratings


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)


  • 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.
  • The one and only

    By joecheng86
    There has only and will only be one Dream Team and this book brings back vivid memories and background stories that I didn't know as a young kid watching this team. Fun and insightful read.