Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, and Michael Jordan enter a league that only a few years prior had been on the verge of collapse. Against the backdrop of the 1980s, a generation of talent transforms the NBA into an economic powerhouse and a cultural force. As the 1980s become the 1990s, these players achieve stardom, huge stars not only in sports, but pop culture at large. In the lead-up to the 1992 Olympic games in Barcelona, bonds are formed, rivalries are stoked, and relationships are tested.
Air Date: Aug 4, 2021