All of the college bloggy blogs on SB Nation have been invited to share our favorite Olympics moment, so naturally we here at THE GLOBAL PHENOMENON are rolling with the triumphant Olympics experience of Georgetown's favorite son, Patrick Ewing. Ewing was the starting center on the 1992 Dream Team that steamrolled through competition on its way to the gold medal in the Barcelona Olympics and changed the face of international hoops forever.
The gold medal triumph in the 1992 Olympics was the second gold medal of his career, as Ewing won gold as a member of the 1984 Olympics Team while attending classes at Georgetown University. In the 1984 Olympics, Ewing averaged 11 points per game and had 18 blocks. 1984, of course, was a damn good year for Ewing and Georgetown, as Ewing led the Hoyas to a victory over Hakeem Olajuwon's Houston's Cougars in the National Championship.
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Ewing, who averaged 21.0 ppg, 9.8 rpg and 2.4 bpg during his 17 year career, earned 11 All-Star selections, one All-NBA First Team selection, six All-NBA Second Team selections and was enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. He averaged 9.5 points per game for the Dream Team, good for 6th highest on that loaded squad grabbed 42 rebounds and led the team with 15 blocks in the Olympics.
Much has been made recently of The Dream Team, from books to ESPN documentaries fondly recalling the dominance of the team on the court and the chemistry of its members off of it. For better or worse, my lasting memory of The Dream Team will be Charles Barkley tossing a People's Elbow on a hapless Angolan hoopster, which was both awesome and sad. Actually, it was just really freaking awesome.
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