- Hardcover: 384 pages
- Publisher: Ballantine Books (July 10 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0345520483
- ISBN-13: 978-0345520487
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 2.8 x 24.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 680 g
- Average Customer Review: 5 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #344,338 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever Hardcover – Jul 10 2012
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“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)
“One of the best basketball books you’ll ever read.”—The New York Post
“A great read for basketball junkies.”—Los Angeles Times
“[A] stellar retrospective.”—The New York Times
“The Dream Team was one of a kind, and so is this fascinating account of the best basketball team of all time. Jack McCallum, the consummate basketball insider, lures you into the back rooms, living rooms, and locker rooms of this volatile group of superstars with revealing, colorful anecdotes that will make you laugh, cheer, and gasp. This is a terrific read by an all-star journalist.”—Jackie MacMullan, New York Times bestselling co-author of When the Game Was Ours
“Perfect book, perfect subject, perfect writer. Dream Team is one of the best sports books I have ever read—a riveting inside look at a once-in-a-lifetime squad at a once-in-a-lifetime moment in time. Jack McCallum has pieced together a masterpiece.”—Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness and Boys Will Be Boys
“Jack McCallum is one of my favorite writers on the NBA. If Jack writes it, even if I know the story, I want to read it. He reflects the best of his longtime residence in the glory days of Sports Illustrated: You can see the event, but you still want to know what the reporter has to say about it. Dream Team is a wonderful look back at what will live on not only as one of the NBA’s great times but as a summary of its golden era. Jack beautifully blends what happened then with where-are-they-now? anecdotes, taking you behind the locker-room door with the greatest names of their era. This is such a wonderful read, you can’t help but smiling.”—Sam Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Jordan Rules
About the Author
Jack McCallum is the author of Seven Seconds or Less and a longtime member of the staff of Sports Illustrated. He has edited the weekly SCORECARD section of the magazine, has written scripts for various SI Sportsman of the Year shows, and is currently a contributor to the magazine and SI.com. He has won the Curt Gowdy Award from the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the National Women Sports Foundation Media Award and teaches college journalism. He lives with his wife in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.See all Product description
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The author approached the subject well mainly taking a chapter each to focus on one or two members of the team and their back story. The best bits are the whole dynamic that developed off the court. Who knew Larry Bird and Patrick Ewing would become such good friends thus teammates referred to them as Larry and Harry? We all know Magic Johnson was front and center in the public eye throughout the whole process but behind closed doors it was Michael Jordan who ran the show really from the late-night card games to golf outings to racheting up practice sessions when needed.
If you love sports and want to really know how the NBA finally woke up to the global possibilties of the sport of basketball, this is must reading.
They go to the Olympics and mow down the other teams. Explains the impact they had on the world of basketball. Swearing. Jordan gets a lot of coverage as well as Magic, his ailment, and bird. Some insight, a bit long.
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