Monday, August 9th, 2010 at 3:12 pm  |  9 responses

Big O Shares International Experiences

In an article published in yesterdays New York Times, Oscar Robertson details his firsthand experiences with the USA Basketball team. A fitting follow-up to the recent SLAM World Championship article, the Big O shows just how different things were back in the day. “Let me tell you about the original Dream Team, the 1960 United States Olympic gold medalist basketball team coached by Pete Newell, with Jerry West and me as the co-captains. Fifty years after our triumph in Rome, that team will assemble again on Friday in Springfield, Mass., for enshrinement in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame — along with the 1992 gold medalists, who had the Dream Team name bestowed upon them when they competed. Our team represented a changing of the guard for the United States in Olympic competition, just as the 1992 team did when N.B.A. players represented this country for the first time. Instead of Amateur Athletic Union players, our team came primarily from the college ranks.”

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  • Migs

    Truth be told, I’m kinda disappointed that this wasn’t an article about Oliver Miller…

  • http://google c_cantrell

    the big o was a once in a life time kinda player.. seriously doubt any of us will ever see anyone like him ever again

  • Sparker

    “now back to me”

  • http://sdfjklf.com Jukai

    That team was jacked up, and they were missing Havlicek and Lenny Wilkens? Damn.

  • http://dez@nba.com dez

    LOL @migs
    I fully agree

  • The Philosopher

    Shout out to Darrall Imhoff.

  • JTaylor21

    Yeah he was on the real dream team not the fake remake 92 team.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    JTaylor – you can hardly call a team with LARRY MAGIC AND MIKE a fake remake of anything else….

  • Lucas

    The Real G.O.A.T.