Posts Tagged ‘Dream Team’

Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan Game Issued Olympic “Dream Team” Away Uniform

January 31st, 2014 By

In 1992, the Olympic committee voted to allow professional players belonging to the NBA to participate in the Barcelona Olympics and in doing so, opened the floodgates of basketball’s popularity potential worldwide when Michael Jordan and a bevy of stars suited up for America for the first time. Today’s vintage gear takes us back to one of the most influential sports teams in history with this game issued (meaning that it hung in MJ’s locker and was either used for a photo opportunity or a backup) uniform set complete with Michael Jordan’s signature on his number 9 jersey. The stars avoided wearing their regular numbers to avoid player’s doubling up on numbers, and the tradition has continued today. Still in pristine condition, the set is the less popular Away jersey in navy blue (the American team was the top-seed and that meant their number of home games in the tournament allowed them to wear their white set more often). Be sure to check out this rare 1992 Barcelona Olympic find in the gallery, and if you have the extra $10,000 hanging around your bank account to pick up this exclusive piece of Michael Jordan memorabilia, then pick it up today via sdb23 on eBay.

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Vintage Gear: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson Dream Team Autographed Picture

September 27th, 2013 By

You know a team is important when twenty years later people are still looking for a basketball roster that could defeat them and that’s exactly the legend of the 1992 USA Olympic Basketball Team. Better known as the Dream Team for the players that filled its spots as the Olympic committee let professional basketball players participate for the first time, they beat teams by an average of 40 points. Today’s vintage gear has autographs by two of the most prestigious members: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson, sharing a handshake and smiles even when Magic is on the bench (and recently lost to MJ in the NBA Finals before retiring). For a better look at this rare piece of Dream Team history head to the gallery and know that you can pick the picture up from cardboardlegendsonline on eBay.

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Vintage Gear: Dream Team – Magic, Bird, and Michael Jordan Autographed Photo

September 4th, 2013 By

When the USA basketball team touched down in Barcelona in 1992, they brought some of the greatest basketball players to ever hit the hardwood on the chartered flight. While Magic Johnson and Larry Bird brought basketball to the national stage in the 1980s, Michael Jordan skyrocketed basketball popularity in the 90s partly by showing up to the Olympic games with his famous teammates. Today’s vintage gear is a rare autographed photo of Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan suiting up in their locker room while each player signed the print as well. Arguably three of the most important basketball players in NBA history adorned with their signature makes for a rare piece of history. Head to the gallery for more images and bid on it today from sportssource2 on eBay.

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Vintage Gear: 1992 Dream Team Autographed Basketball

July 16th, 2013 By

Basketball became a world sport in 1992 with the help of the Olympics allowing professional players to participate for the first time in its history. With that ruling came one of the most ridiculously stacked teams in the history of the sport with the United States’ Dream Team. Michael Jordan led the way followed by Magic, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird and more as part of a team that beat opponents by an average of 44 points. Today’s vintage find is a rare item from those Barcelona games – an autographed basketball signed by all 12 players and 4 coaches and took over 13 years to assemble to completion. For more images of this one of a kind piece of history hit the jump and if you have the dough pick it up today from autographs99 on eBay.

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Vintage Gear: Dream Team Michael Jordan Snapback

January 25th, 2013 By

Coming as a non-Nike item, but still very much a coveted one, is this vintage USA Dream Team snapback. The hat is adorned with a patriotic red, white, and blue colorscheme along with a wild print on the bill. The Michael Jordan connection here appears in the form of the little bit of ‘Bulls 23′ embroidery on the front end of the cap. Continue reading to check out this vintage Dream Team snapback and bid on the item now from vintage_alamode on eBay.

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Michael Jordan in NBA 2K13

August 16th, 2012 By

Well, Michael Jordan and the rest of the Dream Team squad but of course we’re going to focus in on the GOAT. That’s right, the upcoming NBA 2K13 will feature that 1992 Olympic Team with Michael Jordan featured front and center here. He even gets some special treatment graphics wise, with the majority of the team suited up in generic sneakers whereas Michael is clearly in the Air Jordan VII (although the colorway doesn’t look quite ‘Olympic’). Click through for all the renderings and let us know if you’re excited for this next installment in the 2K series.

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Vintage Gear: Nike “Land of the Free” Michael Jordan Dream Team T-Shirt

August 3rd, 2012 By

The Dream Team talk will no doubt continue today, as Team USA’s recent obliteration of Nigeria in the 2012 London Olympics had the Americans breaking down a couple old records set by that legendary 1992 squad. As a throwback today we’re looking at another piece of apparel from that era, a vintage Nike shirt with Michael Jordan front and center. The shirt, which reads “Land of the Free” on front and “Home of the Brave” on back, assembles a group of six dream team members that were Nike athletes at the time: Charles Barkley, Scottie Pippen, John Stockton, David Robinson, Chris Mullin, and of course the all-important Michael Jordan (curiously wearing the Air Jordan V of a couple years prior). Click through to check out the shirt and bid on this rare item now from x on eBay.

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USA Basketball Retro Michael Jordan Jersey

July 23rd, 2012 By

Providing yet another option of what to wear with your recently acquired pair of the Air Jordan VII “Olympic” is this retro jersey, again celebrating the momentous year of 1992 with a modernized Michael Jordan jersey featuring his number 9 as worn during those Olympic Games in Barcelona. The USAB flavored garment features plenty of new era details, including the v-neck styling and Dri-FIT technology. Click through with us to check out the USA Basketball retro Michael Jordan Jersey and pick this piece up now at the NBA Store.

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Michael Jordan Addresses Kobe Bryant’s Dream Team Claims

July 12th, 2012 By

The ‘Dream Team’ squad that represented the USA in men’s basketball at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona is considered by many to be the greatest sports team ever assembled, but does the current crop of b-ball Olympians have a leg up on them? Team member Kobe Bryant seems to think so, recently claiming in an interview that the 2012 USA Olympic basketball team would beat the 1992 Dream Team in a head to head game. Ever the competitor Michael Jordan heartily disagreed, saying he “absolutely laughed” at Kobe’s claims and that “For him to compare those two teams is not one of the smarter things he ever could have done.” It’s a question that we can never really answer, but for what it’s worth ESPN analysts ran some 10,000 computer simulations of the matchup, giving the 1992 team the W 53.1 percent of the time by a mere one point margin on average. Let us know what you think of the comparison in the comments and stick with us for more MJ news. via ESPN

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Air Jordan III “Sport Blue”