The Dream Team were more than just basketball players, they were rock stars too. Opponents stood in awe as they played on the same court with the players they grew up idolizing. Players shamelessly asked for autographs and pictures before and after games. Team Cuba even went as far as to inviting the Americans for a quick photo op in center court before a game.
The Dream Team changed basketball forever, making it a global game. As opponents kneeled before their idols, the Dream Team defeated them in embarrassing fashion—almost like the Globetrotters demoralizing the Generals.