The Other Dream Team was from Lithuania

Sheridan at Vilnius University, Sept, 2011

In the United States, there is only one Dream Team. It was the 1992 Olympic Team.

But here’s a little piece of trivia from someone old enough to remember. When Team USA played in the 1994 World Championship in Toronto, the team was branded “Dream Team II.” It wasn’t until after the Atlanta Olympics that USA Basketball realized there was no use in continuing that moniker.

There was one — and only one — Dream Team.

So that is the American view.

But not everyone is American.

As all knowledgable American basketball fans know, Lithuania is the country that has competed at a high level most consistently over the past six Olympics. Lithuania produced Arvydas Sabonis, Sarunas Marciulionis, Sarunas Jasikevicius, Linas Kleiza, Jonas Valenciunas, and Egle, among others.

And now a film has been made about the 1992 Lithuanian national team, entitled “The Other Dream Team.”

(RELATED: Hubbard: Memories of covering the 1992 Dream Team)

Here is the one sheet (cinema-speak for promotional poster). Pretty cool, eh?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is the trailer (cinema-speak for preview):

For more info on the film, visit the producers’ Facebook page.

 

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