By Our Colleague: Slam Dunk
In ''Dream Team,'' Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum brings to life the greatest basketball team of all time
The sportswriting equivalent of covering the Beatles in 1964 was working as the basketball reporter at Sports Illustrated during the 1992 Olympics. Jack McCallum knew he was a witness to history when 11 NBA superstars — and one token collegian — won the gold at the Barcelona Games. But the most fun and intrigue happened behind the scenes: the politics, the late nights, and the giant egos that collided in a legendary intersquad scrimmage, the only competitive game the Dream Team played.