USA Basketball: America Plays The Olympics In God Mode

There is something almost inherently unlikable about Team USA basketball. Our basketball heroes stand at the heart of the American attitude toward international competition—a belief system with a one-line catechism, "Are we winning?" and for which the Olympics is the most ecstatic of holy festivals. Thus NBC focuses… » 8/10/12 12:45pm 8/10/12 12:45pm

U.S. Men's Basketball Players Get Hugs From Michelle Obama Despite Not…

Of course, much of this is self-inflicted with all the Dream Team comparisons but it is silly nonetheless. At no point during this "game" against France did anyone with a skull full of working parts think the outcome was in jeopardy. But if the U.S. doesn't look flawless while its opponent simultaneously looks like… » 7/29/12 1:37pm 7/29/12 1:37pm

After 20 Years, Footage From The Dream Team's Monaco Scrimmage Finally…

Three days before the 1992 Summer Olympics kicked off, the Dream Team played an intrasquad scrimmage in Monaco, Magic's side vs. Jordan's, arguably the greatest assemblage of basketball legends playing against each other in the same game. As Jack McCallum started researching his book Dream Team, finding the tape… » 7/25/12 12:30am 7/25/12 12:30am

Rick Ross Has Opinions On Sports, And They Are Quite Sensible

Rick Ross is great, not just because he has an awesome beard and likes to eat honey-buns with cheese melted on top, but also because he isn't afraid to express his opinions about sports. Ross recently stopped by Power99, a Philadelphia radio station, to give some #HotSportsTakes to the people of Philadelphia. » 7/21/12 10:55am 7/21/12 10:55am

Blake Griffin Tears Knee Cartilage, Will Not Play In The Olympics

When Blake Griffin twisted his knee yesterday during Team USA practice and No. 1 pick Anthony Davis was immediately summoned to Vegas to potentially fill his spot, we figured there was a chance this was a serious injury. Now, word comes down to the Los Angeles Times that Griffin has a torn meniscus in his left knee.… » 7/12/12 11:28pm 7/12/12 11:28pm

Barkley: Only Kobe, LeBron And KD Would Even Make The 1992 Dream Team

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Kobe says 2012's team is better. Charles says nope. » 7/12/12 6:40pm 7/12/12 6:40pm

How Michael Jordan And Nike Teamed Up To Conquer The World

It's easy to forget that there was once a time when Michael Jordan wasn't considered the greatest basketball player ever. But Jack McCallum remembers that time, and describes it (and how Jordan changed things) here, in an excerpt from his new book Dream Team, which we wrote about two weeks ago. The book is out today.… » 7/10/12 1:45pm 7/10/12 1:45pm

Clyde Drexler Denies He Said Dream Team "Kept Waiting For Magic To Die"

Dream Team, Jack McCallum's exhaustive account of the life and times of America's 1992 Olympic men's basketball team, was already looking like the most anticipated sports book of the summer when we ran a brief excerpt yesterday, one that dealt with Hall of Famer Clyde Drexler and his comments on how the team dealt… » 6/27/12 9:15pm 6/27/12 9:15pm

Clyde Drexler: Everybody On The Dream Team Felt Sorry For Magic,…

Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum followed the Dream Team around during the 1992 Olympics, and he has a new book, Dream Team, which covers the team in great detail. McCallum writes about the NBA climate before Barcelona, the team's various selection controversies, their legendary practices, and the games themselves. » 6/26/12 10:00am 6/26/12 10:00am

Why Did The Dream Team Choose Laettner Over Shaq?

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Shaq has the answer. » 6/19/12 5:25pm 6/19/12 5:25pm

Charles Barkley Got Pumped Up Before Games By Listening To Mariah Carey

The long-awaited Dream Team documentary premiered on NBA TV last night, and while the program was full of revelations there's none more amusing than this shot of Charles Barkley's Discman as he cues up some music before one of the '92 team's games in Barcelona. » 6/14/12 9:00am 6/14/12 9:00am

Charles Barkley Says The Second Dream Team "Really Sucked"

Every morning, the fine folks at Sports Radio Interviews sift through the a.m. drive-time chatter to bring you the best interviews with coaches, players, and personalities across the sports landscape. Today: Charles would love to GM the Sixers, but he's not taking a pay cut. » 6/13/12 3:50pm 6/13/12 3:50pm

The Dream Team Even Practiced Better Than Anybody Else Did

Michael. Magic. Bird. Barkley. Mullin. Drexler. Malone. Robinson. Pippen. Ewing. Stockton. (Oh, yeah, Laettner, too.) Lang Whitaker has put together a terrific oral history of the 1992 Dream Team over at GQ, and if you haven't already, you really ought to read it. » 6/11/12 6:40pm 6/11/12 6:40pm

Michael Vick Says The Dream Team Is Over

The Philadelphia Eagles are 1-3, which means they're two games behind the Giants and Redskins for the lead in the NFC East. They lost to the 49ers at home, which means they suck. » 10/05/11 3:55pm 10/05/11 3:55pm

Let's Watch Ronnie Brown Try To Throw A Pass When He's Stopped On A…

The Philadelphia Eagles had a third-and-goal from the 1/3-yard line against San Francisco in the first half of their game today. Ronnie Brown tried to rush up the middle to extend the Eagles's seven-point lead. Ronnie Brown got stopped cold. So Ronnie Brown tried to throw a pass to no one in particular. The 49ers… » 10/02/11 2:30pm 10/02/11 2:30pm

Matt Schaub Brought A Ping Pong Ball To A Shootout: Your Sunday NFL…

Matt Schaub threw an unpredictable touchdown during the Texans predictable loss to the Saints. This, and so much more, to be discussed below. Come on in. » 9/25/11 8:11pm 9/25/11 8:11pm

Mark Cuban Explains It All

Why can't the U.S. basketball team seem to win in international competition anymore? Leave it to Mark Cuban to unravel this mystery. It may shock you to learn that Cuban lays the blame directly on those damn pyramid-shaped lanes. Oh, and the international ball. And the way the referees are dressed. Here he is in Blog… » 9/08/06 1:15pm 9/08/06 1:15pm