The original 'Dream Team', the men's basketball Olympic team from 1992, was inducted into the United
HEADLINE: Original 'Dream Team' now Hall-of-Famers
CAPTION: The original 'Dream Team', the men's basketball Olympic team from 1992, was inducted into the United States Olympic Committee Hall of Fame on Wednesday. (Aug 13)
THE BASKETBALL TEAM THAT WOWED THE WORLD, THE 1992 DREAM TEAM, IS NOW A PART OF THE UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE HALL OF FAME.
John Stockton/Dream Team member
"I had an interesting perspective that particular Olympics because I offered the roll as a player and a spectator. The spectator part came about because Michael Jordan accidentally broke my leg."
THE TEAM WAS MINUS IT'S TOP STARS...LIKE MICHAEL JORDAN, MAGIC JOHNSON AND LARRY BIRD.
JORDAN MADE A PUBLIC APPEARANCE IN CHICAGO THE NIGHT BEFORE BUT MISSED THIS EVENT.
Scottie Pippen/Dream Team member
"Q-Do you know why Michael wasn't able to make it here tonight? A-Hey! I played with him I'm not his father."
David Robinson/Dream Team member
"Everyone wants to see Michael. Being inducted into anything with Michael is a great honor for us but it's Michael, I guess that mystique is part of what makes him so appealing to everybody,"
SCOTTIE PIPPEN, CLYDE DREXLER, JOHN STOCKTON, CHRIS MULLIN, PATRICK EWING, DAVID ROBINSON AND CHRISTIAN LAETNER DID SHOW UP ALONG WITH COACH MIKE Krzyzewski.
CHICAGO IS COACH K'S HOME TOWN AND HE WOULD LIKE TO SEE IT WIN THE 2016 OLYMPIC BID.
Mike Krzyzewski/US Olympic Coach
"I can come up with a pretty good basketball game plan but I don't pretend to know how you develop a game plan to secure an Olympic bid."
EVEN WITHOUT CHICAGO'S MOST FAMOUS ATHLETE, MICHAEL JORDAN, THE CHICAGO 2016 WAS ABLE TO RAISE APPROXIMATELY $5 MILLION FROM THE HALL OF FAME EVENT.
THE HOST OF THE 2016 OLYMPICS WILL BE ANNOUNCE IN EARLY OCTOBER.
] MADRID, RIO DE JANEIRO AND TOKYO ARE THE OTHER FINALISTS.
MARK CARLSON, AP, CHICAGO.
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