Drexler was a 10-time All-Star who later won a NBA championship with Houston in 1995.
Christian Laettner, PF, Duke
The lone college player on the team led Duke to back-to-back national championships in 1991-92.
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The "Last Dance" has rekindled the controversy with Detroit's Isiah Thomas, who was left off the team. Thomas was a 12-time All-Star and two-time NBA champion, but a feud with Jordan and Pippen stemming from their rivalry in the Eastern Conference was seen to be the root of the Detroit star being left off the team.
LSU's Shaquille O’Neal, who was picked No. 1 in the 1992 NBA Draft, was left off in favor of Laettner. O’Neal played on Dream Team II in 1996 and still claims that team would beat the original Dream Team.
Who coached the Dream Team?
Detroit coach Chuck Daly was the head coach of the "Dream Team," which made the Thomas drama that much more intriguing. Lenny Wilkens, who ranks second all time in NBA history with 1,332 wins, was the assistant coach from the NBA ranks.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Seton Hall coach P.J. Carlesimo were also on the staff.
'Dream Team' stats: 1992 Olympic dominance, by the numbers
On June 28, 1992, Team USA opened with a 136-57 blowout against Cuba in the Tournament of the Americas. That showed the Dream Team at full strength.
They finished the Tournament of Americas with a 6-0 record and won those games by an average of 51.5 points per game.
Tournament of AmericasWINNERSCORELOSERSCOREMARGINUSA136Cuba5779USA105Canada6144USA112Panama5260USA128Argentina8741USA119Puerto Rico8138USA127Venezuela8047
That full-scale domination continued at the Olympics in Barcelona. The Dream Team finished 8-0 and beat Croatia 117-85 in the gold medal game.
Team USA won those eight games by an average of 43.8 points per game.
'Dream Team' 1992 Olympics resultsWINNERSCORELOSERSCOREMARGINUSA116Angola4868USA103Croatia7033USA111Germany6843USA127Brazil8344USA122Spain8141USA115Puerto Rico7738USA127Lithuania7651USA117Croatia8532
Who led the 'Dream Team' in scoring?
Charles Barkley led the Dream Team with 16.3 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game. He is best-remembered for his response to a question he was asked about Angola before the first game in the Olympics.
"I don't know anything about Angola," Barkley said. "But Angola's in trouble."
'Dream Team' legacy & impact on basketball
The Dream Team — especially the impact of Jordan’s popularity — helped contribute to the globalization of basketball in the NBA.
Foreign players have become a huge part of the game. Yao Ming and Andrea Bargnani have been No. 1 picks, and Dirk Nowitzki and Giannis Antetokounmpo have won the NBA MVP award since.
Team USA also have dominated Olympic Basketball with professional players. They have won five gold medals since the Dream Team; the only loss coming in 2004 when it finished with the bronze.
The Dream Team was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame.