words // Brandon Richard
Though not as heralded as the original '92 squad, Dream Team III was made up of an impressive list of Hall of Famers and All-Stars that dismantled the competition en route to a second-straight Gold Medal in the 1996 Atlanta Games. The team won all eight of their games by an average of 31.8 points and picked apart Yugoslavia 95-69 in the final game. It was also in 1996 that Scottie Pippen became the first player to ever win an Olympic Gold Medal and NBA Championship in the same year twice.
For his second golden run, Scottie famously laced up the "Olympic" colorway of the Nike Air More Uptempo, a model you couldn't go anywhere without seeing that summer. The shoe unexpectedly returned to retail in the Fall of 2010 as a House of Hoops Exclusive and is due out again this summer as part of Nike Basketball's USA Basketball Collection.
Expected to drop in July, the USAB Air More Uptempo can be pre-ordered at End Clothing next month.
Nike Air More Uptempo
via End Clothing