Thursday, July 26, 2012

The Dream Team

For the Barcelona Summer Olympics in 1992 it was determined that the United States could enter NBA players for the first time resulting in what was to be referred to as the greatest assembly of basketballers in history. With stars in their twilight such as Magic Johnson and Larry Bird passing the torch to the next generation of talent including Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley, the focus lied not on whether of not the dubbed Dream Team would win, but on the incredible spectacle they brought to those Summer Games. "The Dream Team" is a documentary by NBA Films that goes to great lengths to justify this colossal mismatch, and struggles to find anything of interest in this lazy and boring documentary. Instead we are left with the record of a bunch of entitled millionaires' summer vacation and how they manhandled their international competition.