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The theme from Superman blared through the Georgia Dome’s speakers the afternoon of Aug. 5, 1996, the day Muhammad Ali got his gold back. The Georgia Dome, of course, was demolished Monday morning in Atlanta, 25 years after it was christened a state-of-the-art, temperature-controlled echo chamber for the New South’s most prominent sporting events. It […]

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Want to feel nostalgic? Great. Better yet, want to feel old? Twenty-five years ago today, the 1992 U.S. men’s basketball team won Olympic gold. Canonized as “The Dream Team,” the squad curb-stomped an entire world of competition, and its international impact is eternal. The Dream Team opened the NBA’s door into China — and the […]

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The Dream Team played its first game against the Cuban national team on June 28, 1992. Considering how a reporter described the 136-57 blowout, many would question whether that’s how the best Olympic men’s basketball team ever assembled actually spent its day. The Washington Post‘s David Aldridge had a field day painting a picture for […]

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Twenty-five years ago today, on Sept. 21, 1991, the first 10 players of the famed “Dream Team” were announced. Sports Illustrated unveiled the name on its Feb. 18, 1991, magazine cover and on Sept. 21, 1991, the nation learned the names of the men who would represent Team USA at the 1992 Summer Olympics in […]

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AKRON, Ohio (AP) — LeBron James squeezed his mom's hands, the way he did as a kid. Moments before being honored again in his hometown, where they still love him and always will, James stood among family members and friends...

The post LeBron James plans to play in 2016 Olympics appeared first on theGrio.

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SLIDESHOW - Every four years we watch the Olympics Games with excitement as America's greatest athletes compete against their best international competitors for a chance to bring home the gold...

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VIDEO - La La Anthony, reality TV star and wife of U.S. men’s basketball player Carmelo Anthony, chats with Today’s Natalie Morales about supporting her husband and the rest of the Dream Team...

The post La La Anthony at 2012 Olympics: ‘I’m so happy to be here’ appeared first on theGrio.

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TODAY - NBA superstar and veteran USA basketball player Carmelo Anthony played down pressure to match up with past Dream Teams,,,

The post Carmelo Anthony: 'We can't duplicate' 1992 Dream Team appeared first on theGrio.

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LONDON (AP) — Getting a jump start from its second unit after a less-than-inspiring first half by the starters, the U.S. turned on the burners after halftime and rolled to a 110-63 win over Tunisia...

The post US Men’s hoops trounces Tunisia by 47 points appeared first on theGrio.

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Recently leaked photos of a shirtless Kobe Bryant have caused something of a stir and allegedly sparked tensions in his tumultuous relationship with his wife Vanessa. The couple was expected to divorce earlier this year but then reconciled. The photo, which was taken at an after-party in Barcelona, inspired gossip that Kobe was once again […]

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WASHINGTON (AP) - Add President Barack Obama to the list of people who disagree with Kobe Bryant's boast that this year's USA Olympic basketball team could beat the Dream Team of 1992...

The post Not so fast, Kobe! Obama sides with '92 Dream Team appeared first on theGrio.

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theGRIO REPORT - Kobe is not letting Jordan get the last word on the USA basketball team. Kobe responded to Jordan with, 'So what? He knows I'm a bad motherf**ker. I'm not really tripping',,,

The post Kobe Bryant on beef with Michael Jordan: 'He knows I'm a bad mother f**ker' appeared first on theGrio.

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Clyde Drexler is denying the claims an article made yesterday about him stating the Dream Team 'kept waiting for Magic to die'...

The post Clyde Drexler claims Magic Johnson comments misquoted appeared first on theGrio.

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Clyde Drexler is quoted in Jack McCallum's new book making very controversial comments about Magic Johnson...

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theGRIO REPORT - Twenty years later, there's still very little doubt the1992 Dream Team is the greatest collection of talent ever assembled in team sports...

The post ‘Dream Team’ documentary’s 5 most intriguing moments appeared first on theGrio.

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