On September 21st, 1991 USA Basketball selected the first ten members of the 1992 Dream Team.
The members included Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen from the Chicago Bulls, John Stockton and Karl Malone from the Utah Jazz, Magic Johnson from the Lakers, Larry Bird from the Boston Celtics, Patrick Ewing from the New York Knicks, Chris Mullin from the Golden State Warriors, Charles Barkley from the Phoenix Suns, and David Robinson from the San Antonio Spurs. This collection of talent was put together to make up for the fact that the United States won only the bronze medal in 1988 using college students. The first ten selections were relatively easy to make, however, the last selection of Clyde Drexler from the Portland Trailblazers over Isiah Thomas from the Detroit Pistons was a controversial pick and many people involved in the decision say that the result is ultimately the result of Jordan not wanting to play with Thomas. The final roster spot went to Christian Laettner from Duke University. The Dream Team was incredibly fun to watch as the dominated teams all the way to the gold medal in Barcelona. Cue the Round Mound of Rebound!