The Dream Team is one of the most recognizable teams in sports, even though the team was formed 30 years ago for the 1992 Olympic Games.
The Dream Team is famous for having the greatest collection of basketball talent ever, with players such as Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley. In the new TV series on Paramount Plus titled “The Dream Team: Birth of the Modern Athlete”, writer Jack McCallum shares inside information and stories (that have never been made public) from his team covering the Dream Team.
I found the show interesting because it not only talks about the basketball legacy of the players, but how The Dream Team created new opportunities for the NBA and future players. While all of the NBA stars on the Dream Team were already household names, playing in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona took their fame to another level. This meant that when they got back to the NBA, the league had even more marketability and opportunities; in the time since The Dream Team, the NBA has become such an international league, and one of the main catalysts behind this is the popularity athletes such as Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson had overseas (which had previously been more limited to the United States).
Overall, “The Dream Team: Birth of the Modern Athlete” is a great way to learn more about the NBA, as well as the legacy of The Dream Team. While many people take it for granted that the NBA is one of the most popular sports leagues in the world today, a lot of this success has only happened in the past 30 years or so.
The Dream Team: Birth of a Modern Athlete Recommendation Rating: 4
This post has now been updated to reflect a new ratings system that I have implemented, which is scored as follows:
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
This is a blog for myself (and hopefully others) to keep track of all of the places, restaurants, books, movies, etc. that I do not want to forget. I am a college student who has lived in the US, Asia, and Europe for extended periods of time; I am very lucky to have had these experiences, and I want to share my recommendations with people interested in any of these locations.
NONE of these posts are advertisements. I do not have any discount codes or promotions for anything I write about; however, this should be considered a positive because it means that everything I write about reflects my true feelings. In order to keep this blog positive, my posts will only be recommendations for the things I enjoy the most in life. The topics will vary between whatever subjects I am interested in at a certain time, and I will have 1-2 new posts per day.
I wish I could have started this project earlier while some of my memories were fresher in my mind, but it is better late than never. I hope that other people will have the chance to visit or experience things that I write about, and I hope that people will have a similar taste in life to myself!