Summer Games 2009 (#24)
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During the summer of 1992 in Barcelona, Spain, the United States Men's Olympic Basketball team, known simply as the "Dream Team," not only went undefeated and won the Gold Medal but will go down in history as the greatest collection of basketball talent to ever step on the court. They averaged an Olympic record 117.3 points per game and won each game by an average of almost 44 points. Everyone agreed that this team would be unbeatable, and it was. That summer, Michael Jordan was the key figure in forming the Dream Team. Jordan averaged 12.7 ppg as Team USA rolled on in the semis with a 51 point win over Lithuania. He led the way in the gold medal game against Croatia, scoring 22 points. Jordan, Ewing and fellow Dream Team member Chris Mullin are the only American men's basketball players to win Olympic gold as amateurs (in 1984) and professionals. This is one of the warm-up jackets worn by Air Jordan during these historic Olympics in Barcelona. This jacket originally emanated from one of Jordan’s best friends right after the Olympic games in 1992 and it has been in our consignors collection ever since. It is one of the most unique worn Michael Jordan items in existence. Embroidered inside the rear collar is a large white “Reebok” manufacturers patch measuring 5-1/2” x 4”. It has “Reebok is proud to honor America’s Finest 1992 US OLYPIC TEAM USA XXV OLYMPIADF BARCELONA” on it. Also on the patch is “9” written in black marker denoting Jordan’s uniform number. Directly above this patch is a white flag tag with wash instructions and jacket size “L.” On the underside of the tag is player number “9” written in black marker. There is heavy sweat staining inside the collar of the jacket. On front is “USA” embroidered in white and grey letters with blue embroidered borders. Jordan has signed the front in blue marker inside one of the stars rating a 9. On back are the five Olympic rings embroidered. On the left sleeve is the “1992 USA Olympic Team Barcelona” patch. The back of the jacket resembles an American Flag. The jacket shows nice wear throughout with sweat staining and is accompanied by a LOA from JSA.
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