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The Other Dream Team

The Other Dream Team

Hey all,

I finally took the time to watch a documentary a co-worker of mine worked on called "The Other Dream Team". It's the story of the Lithuanian Olympic Basketball Team in '92 and the history that surrounded it. Mainly Lithuania breaking off from the Soviet Union and becoming an independent country. It's a great story regardless, chock full of lots of history from the period. But it's particularly cool to watch as a hoops and NBA junkie, when you get to see familiar faces like Sarunas Marciulionis and Arvydas Sabonis and Donnie Nelson in a different light. Heck there's even a cameo by Tommy Sheppard.

The 1992 Olympics for me (and most) will always be first and foremost about The Dream Team. But this doc presents a greater story imo from those Olympics of a less heralded but much more ultimately relevant team. It's a story I knew a bit about, but definitely not the depth and detail of their struggle. Real-life drama, and a fantastic sports story played out against the turmoil of history and geopolitics. Well worth your time if you get a chance to check it out. It's On-Demnad now, but will likely hit regular cable soon, and I think it's on Netflix, etc.

Thanks!

ts35

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