When the IOC decided to allow professional athletes to compete in men's basketball at the 1992 Olympic Games, the U.S. responded by putting together what is widely acknowledged as the most dominant team of any contest in any sport in history.
The team included Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Larry Bird, Karl Malone, Patrick Ewing, Clyde Drexler, John Stockton, Scottie Pippen, David Robinson, Chris Mullin and Christian Laettner. Winning every game by an average of 43 points, the U.S. team easily took home gold.
Despite their dominance, their opponents didn't seem to mind the mismatch, with players and coaches from other national teams frequently seeking photos and autographs with the American players.
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