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The Dream Team’s Sneakers From 1992 Are Still Great

Every basketball fan who grew up in the 90s could name off the entire 12-man roster of the ‘Dream Team,’ the 1992 USA men’s basketball team, otherwise known as the greatest team ever assembled. But did you know every sneaker they wore?

That team took gold in Barcelona 25 years ago this week. To honor their greatness, Twitter user and sports writer Brandon Hunter decided to point out each player’s sneaks they wore while they dominated the world. It’s genius. And it’s so 90s.

He first took a look at MJ, of course, showing off his ‘Olympic 7s’.

Even point guard John Stockton had some sweet kicks, the ‘Nike Air Ballistic Force.’

Kind of makes you want to point and say ‘WHAT ARE THOSE?!’

No, but seriously, they’re all sweet though, right?

Have a gander.

The Magic Man of course wore Converse Magic Mid in the 1992 Olympics. He was second on the team with 5.5 assists per game. pic.twitter.com/W38X5EWMyM

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Sir Charles Barkley led the Dream Team in scoring at 18 ppg., in the Nike Air Force 180. pic.twitter.com/OWhjJ3tHyG

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Converse was always Larry Bird’s shoe. So of course he wore those Converse Cons Larry Bird, averaging 8.4 points per game. pic.twitter.com/nKcb6ZmyS1

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

The Mailman Karl Malone delivered for the Dream Team in LA Gear Catapult Mailman. He averaged 13 & 5 in the 1992 Olympics. pic.twitter.com/Fu0tfgC8Sz

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Scottie Pippen didn’t wear until the Nike Uptempo until 1996. He wore a pair of Nike Air Flight Lite in 1992, & led the team in assists. pic.twitter.com/qUozceFIYC

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Pat Ewing led the Dream Team in rebounding at 5.3 per game, in his Ewing Eclipse High. pic.twitter.com/8eakABQwrF

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

The Admiral David Robinson was the tallest player on the Dream Team at 7-1, in his Nike Air Ballistic Force. pic.twitter.com/lenqbLtCAf

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Clyde Drexler wore a pair of Avis Arc 911 in for the Dream Team, where he was 5th on the team in scoring with 10.5 ppg. pic.twitter.com/yPfLlRYks7

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Chris Mullin wore the same shoe as Scottie Pippen for the Dream Team, Nike Air Flight Lite. He was 4th on the team in scoring at 12.9 ppg. pic.twitter.com/iusV95hce9

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

As the only collegiate player to play on the 1992 Dream Team out of Duke, Christian Laettner averaged 4.8 ppg., in Nike Air Flight Huarache. pic.twitter.com/CUpP7CHcz6

— Branden Hunter (@JustCallmeBHunt) August 8, 2017

Everything comes back into style 25-30 years later. We’re glad sneakers like these are part of that trend.

Now we’re just waiting for these shorts to re-appear.


Josh Helmuth is the editor of Crave Sports. 

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