As an acknowledgment to the previous amateur system, the U.S. basketball committee decided to include one collegiate player on the team: Christian Laettner of Duke University was added on May 12, 1992, chosen over Louisiana State University's Shaquille O'Neal.
Basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics was the thirteenth appearance of the sport of basketball as an official Olympic medal event. It included the sport of basketball 's men's and women's competitions of the 1992 Summer Olympics. The games were played at the Pavelló Olímpic de Badalona. 12 men's teams and 8 women's teams participated in the ...
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Basketball in the 1992 Olympic Games Information about the basketball tournament played in the 1992 Olympics with champion, medals, stats, final standings, national teams, stages, dates, scores, boxscores and more.
11 - Karl Malone, forward, Utah Jazz. 'The Mailman' always delivered and Barcelona 1992 was no exception. Picked in the first round of the 1985 draft by Utah, Malone went on to combine to great effect with fellow Dream Team member John Stockton.
In the 1972 Olympics, the final game between the United States and the Soviet Union was a controversial one, as the game was ended and replayed twice by a FIBA (International Basketball Federation) official without the authority to do so, before the Soviet Union won their first gold medal, which would have been won by the United States if the game was not started against the rules. The U.S. filed a formal protest but was rejected by FIBA.
Jordon’s popularity helped contribute to the globalization of the NBA. In 1992, the NBA had only 23 international players. In the 2018-19 seasons, this figure rose to 108 from 42 countries. Yao Ming and Andrea Bargnani helped its spread in China and Italy. Later, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Dirk Nowitzki won the NBA MVP award.
An unprecedented collection of basketball talent including Clyde Drexler, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson and Michael Jordan of the United States brings home the gold medal during the 1992 Olympics.