Beyond gold medals and a global impact on the game that cannot be overstated, the Dream Team‘s legendary appearance at the ’92 Olympic Games bristles with small details that are just as crucial to the mystique that surrounds the best basketball team ever assembled.
From John Stockton mingling incognito with fans in the streets to “I don’t know anything about Angola, but Angola is in trouble”, NBA TV’s infamous Dream Team documentary captures these precious nuances at an unmatched rate.
Among the film’s most impressive scenes is the absolutely iconic shot of Jordan walking underneath a gigantic poster of his own likeness near the team’s hotel. It symbolizes the enormity of their global popularity that seemed to fully hit the players and Jordan in particular only when they had arrived at the games.
The scenic juxtaposition between the man and the manifestation of his supersized image was captured when Jordan had gotten up extra early one morning to take an undisturbed trip to the Olympic stadium. The sequence of the movie not only continues with a hilarious moment of Jordan introducing himself to a very well-aware gentleman at his breakfast table (George Hirsch, a reporter covering long distance running), but illustrates the passion for the Games and their history that was unequivocally inherent in Jordan.
Enjoy this rare unedited clip of MJ taking in the Olympic venue all by his lonesome.
The eye-catching outfit that Michael wore that day not only matches the bordeaux colorway of the Air Jordan VII — the model he wore during the 1992 Olympics — but hits you in the face with 90s basketball flair like a right hook from Iron Mike.
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