Now, this is cool. Never found this anywhere else - you meet a player, Jordan, Malone or Mullin. You hear about them from everyone else, then hear about them in their own words. You really come away with a Portrait. And I was shocked about how much I forgot about Magic and the whole HIV mess. The All Star Game, The Olympics. Should he play, shouldn't he play. Should he carry in the flag for the U.S.? NBC made a big fuss over an opposing player asking for Bryant's autograph on his sneaker. Hell, back in `92 the ENTIRE world wanted Magic's autograph. One of the first things I read was the Opening Ceremonies section of this book, and how everyone in that parade reacted to Magic. Sent chills up my spine. And look at Magic now, part owner of the Dodgers. He's still a Dream. Wow. Great stuff.
An enjoyable, lively read. It's like receiving an invitation into the locker room, the private conversations, the unguarded moments. Compelling; the ultimate you-are-there, what they really think. The Original Dream Team: Portrait Of The Game is like a fascinating documentary projecting onto a screen in your mind.
The team of Stephen Jaffe, Tony Anthony and Lloyd Battista have crafted an engaging and informative look at the original dream team. It's the best I've read because you get the players words along with the sportswriter's words-- all distilled for dramatic effect.
This is one of the most exciting sports books ever. I love the NBA and the Olympics. Men's basketball is electrifying. And these are the best players in the world. And it's all in their own words and the words of the great sports writers as well. 20 years have passed since this team won the gold. Happy anniversary to the greatest assembly of athletes in history, Michael Jordon, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Sir Charles Barkley, Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Karl Malone, Chris Mullin, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, John Stockton, Christian Laettner and the great Coach Chuck Daly. If you really love the NBA stars and want to know what their experience was like, this is the book. You would have to agree that the "Original Dream Team" is a legendary book about a legendary team.