The United States men’s basketball team could really use a little inspiration from the Dream Team of NBA superstars who were part of the first generation of NBA players suiting up to play at the Olympics in 1992.
The U.S. dropped its first contest to France Sunday night in Tokyo, Japan.
While we can’t reach back in time to tap into their vibe with contemporary technology, we can dig up Boston Celtics legend Larry Bird and his longtime rival and friend Earvin “Magic” Johnson poking fun at themselves and their teammates from that legendary Olympic squad in their Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame induction speech.
One of if not the most talented team to take the court at any level of competition, members couldn’t stop Bird from having a little fun at their expense.
Watch the video embedded above to hear Bird and Magic’s Hall of Fame induction speech for being part of one of the greatest teams of all time.