If you are under 25 years old, and if you are not an internet savant who has spent considerable time searching for sketchy old replays, you have probably never watched the Dream Team play a full basketball game.
But if you’re a basketball fan of any kind, you’ve probably yearned for the opportunity to do just that.
And if you have?
Well, this summer, you’re in luck.
NBC, the International Olympic Committee and the United States Olympic Committee are launching a new TV channel — aptly named the Olympic Channel — this upcoming weekend. But they’ve got a whole six months of programming to fill before the 2018 Winter Olympics get going in PyeongChang, South Korea, and they’ve decided to dedicate eight primetime slots to the eight games Team USA basketball played at the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona.
The series, which commemorates the 25th anniversary of the team and those Olympic Games, begins on Monday, Aug. 28 with the Dream Team’s first preliminary round game against Angola. It continues every night, with the games at 8 p.m. ET, until Sept. 4, when a five-game marathon will conclude with the Gold Medal Match against Croatia.
Below is the complete schedule, which can also be found here:
Here’s more from NBCUniversal’s press release:
Every Dream Team game from the 1992 Barcelona Olympics will feature the original commentary teams that called the action. Marv Albert led NBC’s basketball coverage in 1992 alongside analyst Mike Fratello and reporter Jim Gray, while Chick Hearn and Steve Jones provided play-by-play and analysis for games that aired on NBC’s Triplecast, a pay-per-view joint venture between NBC and Cablevision during the Barcelona Games.
Each night, following game coverage from the Barcelona Olympics, Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will present NBC’s Dream Team documentary that originally aired during the 2012 London Olympics, and includes interviews with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Charles Barkley.
As NBC notes, many fans, even those old enough to remember following the Dream Team as it romped its way through the field at the Barcelona Olympics, will be seeing many of these games for the first time. Some were only available live in pay-per-view.
If you’re unfamiliar with the team, we won’t spoil the results of the games. But we will entice you with the roster, which, in case you forgot, was the greatest collection of basketball talent ever assembled:
You can read more about the Olympic Channel and the Dream Team marathon here.