Before the 1972 Olympics, the U.S. Men’s basketball team was considered the favorite to win gold. Some say they did. Only thanks to one of the most controversial finishes in sports history, they came home without the gold.

Larry Potash digs into “3 seconds in Munich” in this Backstory piece.

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