I played against my idol Larry Bird and I had a great time playing against him. They offered me everything and I refused immediately, if I played one one game in the NBA, I couldn't play again with my national team. ", "Sometimes it went well, sometimes not, but I always did my best," said Schmidt. Generally I got it in the first try and at the most the third try. Los jugadores que vendrán en el Draft NBA 2021. Schmidt scored 24 against them in Brazil's 127-83 defeat. I didn't stay home crying and it made my life better than before. Jordan doesn't quite do that anymore, but when the United States' men's team opens the basketball medal round of the Olympics, it will have to face the most prolific and feared scorer in Olympic history. He has four of the five highest-scoring games in Olympic history, topped by a 55-pointer in 1988. How tough difficult was that compared to all the things that you've had to go through in your life? If only camera phones had existed in 1992, Oscar Schmidt would have one heck of a selfie on his mantlepiece. "I was very excited they announced it (during the game)," he said Sunday. Run against animated Olympic runners, race down a virtual slalom at this new Colorado museum, Tokyo Olympics CEO suggests relaxed entry rules for athletes, Denver Mayor Hancock apologizes for flying for Thanksgiving after urging others not to travel due to COVID-19, Denver mayor traveled for Thanksgiving despite pandemic and Twitter was not happy about it, Health officials lift shutdown orders for 5 Douglas County restaurants that violated COVID-19 restrictions, Another district court judge says inappropriate conduct by other judges is the norm in Adams County. Un año después, en su primera participación con la selección brasileña, Óscar conquistó la medalla de bronce en el Mundial de Filipinas'78. But one day I spent two hours to make the 20, and then I kept shooting to see how far I could go. Absolutely nobody could have foreseen the astronomical level of popularity these 12 men enjoyed. He was drafted by the New Jersey Nets in 1984, but played in Italy, where he routinely scored 50 in a game. These players didn't just represent the USA. After the game we laughed a lot. Schmidt helped open the door for non-U.S. players, and there were 100 on NBA rosters to start last season. Schmidt, who scored 24 against that squad, takes personal satisfaction for his role in basketball’s global growth. OS: Maybe it was the best battle. After Schmidt became the first player in Olympic competition to score 1,000 points, he was happy with the attention showered upon him. But back when he was at his best, there were very few international players. Stream Oscar Schmidt no nível de LeBron e Jordan, dream team e resenha com Kobe Bryant | Duplo-Duplo #3 on Watch ESPN TK: As the game developed did they talk to you, or were you did you have any conversations with the USA players? That's normal. I played an exhibition game with him in Trieste, it was the Americas and Italy against another team. "We played like five or six games and it was a wonderful experience for a young player to have.". Michael Jordan isn't playing in the 1996 Olympics, but his international counterpart is. Nevertheless, depend on Schmidt to get off more than his share of shots. Rebajas en zapatillas, sudaderas, camisetas... todo lo que necesites para disfrutar de tu deporte favorito. Schmidt, 54, was one of the special guests at the Olympic draw in Rio de Janeiro, and responsible for drawing the ball that meant Brazil would play Great Britain in London. As mentioned in Dream Team by Jack McCallum, Coach Chuck Daly said of the phenomenon. "You know what (Oscar Schmidt) is going to do," said Scottie Pippen, who, along with Grant Hill, figures to get the defensive assignment on Schmidt when the Dream Team meets Brazil on … "The first Dream Team, well, there weren't any real games, because that was the best team I'd ever seen playing," he said. J.B. Pritzker gives a coronavirus update, After Twitter outcry, 5 women detail Chris D’Elia’s alleged sexual improprieties. He played in Brazil, Italy and Spain but never joined the NBA because he was worried it might have prevented him playing internationally for Brazil. “Yeah, of course I do,” he said, his voice rising with pride. At the Barcelona 1992 Olympics his Brazil basketball team were drawn against the USA’s Dream Team, featuring the likes of Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. I go home just when I score 20 in a row without missing. These games are on his court. Although he never played in the NBA, Oscar gained fame playing in European leagues and leading his Brazilian National Team into five consecutive Olympic games (Moscow 1980, Los Angeles 1984, Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992, and Atlanta 1996). InterBasket > profiles > Oscar: InterBasket > Player Profiles > Oscar Schmidt, Brasil Name: Oscar Schmidt, the long-range shooter who led Brazil to a historic win over the United States in the 1987 Pan American Games, announced his retirement on Monday in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. "The first one is always special," he said when asked to compare the tournaments he played in. The best moments from an unforgettable campaign as USA's all star 'Dream Te... TK: Every Thursday we replay one of the Dream Team games from Barcelona. I'd shoot 500 3-pointers each practice, so it's more than a thousand a day. "We're going to make him work as hard as we make other players work," said U.S. coach Lenny Wilkens, noting that the U.S. is shooting 57.9 percent thus far to its opponents' 44 percent. This (thing) is serious," Balmer recalled. He is a great scorer, and we don't plan to give him any easy looks.". Despite being regarded as the most prolific points scorer of all time, with almost 50,000 points, Schmidt was so in awe of his opponents that day, that he wanted to take his camera to use from the bench. As Schmidt ambles through the corridors of Carioca Arena, his weakened knees preventing him from moving with the grace he once showed on the floor, his countrymen treat him with respect and reverence.