On this day in 1996, the Dream Team was formed.
It was the brainchild of legendary Boston Celtics coach Jerry Sloan, who had been hired as the new head coach of the New York Knicks.
The Dream Team would eventually become one of the most iconic teams of all time.
Its name comes from the phrase, “mouthed, and yet dreamy.”
It was an incredible team with a deep roster of talent and an all-time great point guard in Magic Johnson.
It was a team of players who were all in the same room at the same time, in a room where the goal was to win every game and become the first team to do so.
The team was known for its intense defense and offensive intensity.
They were known for being the first and last team to wear the red, white and blue.
The Dream Team made the NBA Finals in three of their four seasons.
On that fateful day in 1994, Johnson passed away at age 50.
He left behind a legacy of basketball that would be remembered for years to come.
The NBA Finals MVP, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, was the only player in the history of the league to have multiple championships and multiple MVPs, so it was no surprise that he would win a fifth MVP trophy.
But the greatest thing about the Dream Teams glory days is that they were so successful, they were able to bring the world a new generation of legends.
They were known as the dream team of the NBA, but what makes them so special is that not only did they win a championship, they also set the standard for what an NBA team could be.
The New York City Dream Team were the first NBA team to win five straight championships.
That streak would end with a historic defeat to the Chicago Bulls in the NBA finals in 1996.
The greatest thing to come from the team is that it was one of only three teams to win a title, as well as the most recent championship.
The team was a true testament to what the NBA could be, and its success was a testament to the power of sportsmanship and teamwork.
The Celtics, meanwhile, won the NBA title in 1998.
The Celtics had been an unstoppable force for years, winning the Eastern Conference twice in a row.
The biggest thing the team accomplished was to beat the Houston Rockets in the first round of the playoffs.
The other two teams on the Dream team were the Dallas Mavericks and Philadelphia 76ers.
The Dallas Mavericks were one of two teams to make the Finals in consecutive years.
The other was the Philadelphia 76er.
Both teams won championships during the time they were on the team.
The 76ers went from being a losing team in 1998-99 to being a playoff team in 2000-01.
But it was the Dallas team that won a title.
They would go on to win the NBA championship in both 2000-02 and 2003-04.
This was not a team that was going to be a part of a dynasty.
The franchise was a one-time playoff team that had no history of success.
They had just won the first two championships in the franchise’s history.
The future was bright for the franchise, and that was a great sign that the future was here.
The Boston Celtics are considered one of, if not the, best teams in the entire NBA today.
Their run to the 1995 NBA Finals was one for the ages.
The dream team was in the middle of its golden era, as they were the only team to have won five straight NBA championships.
The group was a joy to watch, and there was no better example of a team coming together to achieve their goals than in the 1996-97 season.
The only downside to the team was that the team would eventually fall apart and go on the trading block.
The dream team made the playoffs in every year of its existence.
The first time the team met up with its rivals was in 1998 when the Dallas Mavs and Philadelphia Sixers met for the first time.
In the end, it was a close game.
The next year, the teams met in a rematch in New York.
This time, the dream squad would prevail, as the Dallas squad was able to hold a 20-point lead in the third quarter of the game.
The only problem?
They were down by as many as 17.
The Philadelphia team had already beaten the Mavericks in the previous year.
The Mavericks were coming off an epic series win over the Brooklyn Nets.
But this was the team that would eventually go on and win the title in 1996-47.
The 1996-1997 season was an anomaly in that the Philadelphia team never won a game during that year.
However, the Celtics would go through five straight seasons where they were champions.
In fact, they would win three consecutive titles.
This meant that the Celtics were the most dominant team in the league that year, and it was an accomplishment that was never taken lightly.
But what makes the Celtics such a legend in the annals of sports