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Video: “The Other Dream Team” story of 1992 Lithuanian team

Aug 21, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

We just spent part of our summer looking back 20 years at the Dream Team with Jordan, Ewing, Magic, Bird, Barkley and on and on, and how that group changed the face of international basketball. Plus we had that silly debate about them and the 2012 team.

But the American Dream Team may not have been the best story from that Olympic basketball tournament in Barcelona.

A new documentary — “The Other Dream Team” — looks back at the 1992 Lithuanian team — a country that had just split off from Russia, a country that had no money to help its basketball program until the Greatfull Dead stepped in with money and tie-dye shirts. A country that had some good players still in Arvydas Sabonis and Sarunas Marciulionis. A country that had to play Russia during the Olympics in maybe the most meaningful game in Barcelona.

I really can’t wait to see this entire documentary.

Hat tip To Sportando.

  1. cantonbound13 - Aug 21, 2012 at 10:34 AM

    Slow day for basketball news. Yi & the Lithuanian national team are the first 2 stories. You could have taken the day off.

  2. jjthesportsguy - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    This is really an extension of one of the ESPN 30 for 30 videos. Vlade Divac recalls much of this in the documentary “Once Brothers”. Very true though. They were one hell of a team, and it would have been fun if their country hadn’t fallen apart and turned guys who were once best friends into bitter enemies.

    • jjthesportsguy - Aug 21, 2012 at 3:44 PM

      My bad, this is not what I thought it was.

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