Charles Barkley On Playing Cards With Michael Jordan And Magic Johnson During USA Dream Team Era: "We’d Gather From Eight O’clock At Night To Six In The Morning, Then We’d Run To The Room And Take A Quick Power Nap And Go To Practice."

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Charles Barkley On Playing Cards With Michael Jordan And Magic Johnson During USA Dream Team Era- "We’d Gather From Eight O’clock At Night To Six In The Morning, Then We’d Run To The Room And Take A Quick Power Nap And Go To Practice."

The 1992 USA Men's Olympic basketball team is widely known in the history books as one of the greatest teams ever assembled.

Featuring names like Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and John Stockton, that unit went on to win the Gold medal that year in a rather convincing fashion.

And while we are all still mystified by what they were able to do on the court, things apparently got pretty crazy behind the scenes as well.

As one member of the '92 "Dream Team" would reveal, several of the more prominent names would spend their nights playing cards for hours before taking a quick nap and heading to practice just a few hours later.

“We played cards every night, all night. We needed at least a power nap in there" said Charles Barkley on ‘The Steam Room.' "But we played cards every single night. Another person who would come is Scottie. So me, Michael, Magic, and Scottie would play cards every single night. We’d gather from like eight o’clock at night to six in the morning, then we’d run to the room and take a quick power nap and go to practice. It was crazy.”

Okay, so, it's pretty interesting that some of the best basketball players on the planet spent their nights playing some cards.

It makes it even more interesting when you think about the fact that they were able to keep up with practice and play well in games despite all the sleepless nights.

Just goes to show how good those guys are, and how much they enjoy a nice card game.