In 1992, 12 basketball icons were selected to compete for a gold medal in the summer games. That summer, the team was celebrated as the greatest sports team ever assembled. Their impact on the game remains a pivotal milestone that influenced the global growth of basketball.
The team played 8 tournament games, but it was the spirited practices that the players remember most. One practice in particular, MJ says was the greatest game he ever played in. From MJ’s perspective, you had the best competitors, competing in a closed gym, striving towards a common goal. 10 of the best players in the world, but the stage was set for “MJ” vs “Magic”.
As the tensions settled down & the team reflected on practice, MJ walked into the room, turned to Magic & said, “There’s a new sheriff in town.” The room erupted with laughter.
Basketball historians refer to the scrimmage in Monte Carlo as “The Greatest Game Nobody Ever Saw.” The game represented the “changing of the guard” happening at that time within the league. Magic symbolized the old school. Meanwhile, MJ embodied the new generation.
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