NBA – 1986 – WTBS Rick Barry Highlights The Story Of The Slam Dunk – A Symphony In D Major

DOG ASIDE: A slam dunk, also simply known as a dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air….while controling the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim….and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands….which is considered a type of field goal that  is worth two…

NBA – 1987 – Brent Musburger Interviews Lakers Coach Pat Riley Prior To Finals Game 4 With Celtics

DOG ASIDE: Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive….and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA).. He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995….as well as being head coach in two separate tenures….one from 1995 through 2003….and the other from 2005 through 2008….who is regarded as…

NBA – 1987 – James Brown Interview Boston Garden Carpenter Paul Dembickt On Parquet Floor Condition

DOG ASIDE: Boston Garden was an arena in Boston that was designed by boxing promoter Tex Rickard….who also built the third iteration of New York’s Madison Square Garden….as it opened on November 17, 1928 as “Boston Madison Square Garden” ….and later shortened to just…. and outlived its original namesake by 30 years. The Garden hosted home games for the Boston Bruins of the National Hockey League (NHL)…

NBA – 1987 – Pat OBrien Highlights 1974 Boston Vs Milwaukee Finals And 1980 Lakers Vs 76ers Finals

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1973–74 National Basketball Association (NBA) season….when the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics defeated the Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks in a dynamite 7 game series to win the NBA championship. The Milwaukee Bucks returned to the NBA Finals after a three-year absence….with some  of the cast from the 1971 championship team….such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor), Jon McGlocklin, Bob Dandridge and…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Sports Presents Lets Go To The Hoops – An NBA Musical Highlight Reel

DOG ASIDE: This video clip is depicts WTBS Network Sports marketing piece for their 1986 NBA broadcast season….as it provides wonderful highlights of NBA action…..along with fan reaction….and it is put to the original music of Danny and the Juniors hit record “Let’s Go To The Hop”.  Danny Rapp (lead), Frank Maffei (2nd tenor), Joe Terranova (baritone)…

NBA – 1988 – Pat OBrien InGame Interview Lakers GM Jerry West During Game 7 NBA Finals Vs Pistons

DOG ASIDE: Jerry Alan West (born May 28, 1938) is an American retired basketball player….who played professionally for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….where his nicknames included Mr. Clutch, for his ability to make a big play in a clutch situation….such as his famous buzzer-beating 60-foot shot that tied Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals against the New York Knicks….then with…

NCAAM – 1979 – Highlights – MSU Coach Jud Heathcote Remembers Championship Game With Magic And Bird

DOG ASIDE: George Melvin “Jud” Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – August 28, 2017) was an American basketball player and coach….who was a college basketball head coach for 24 seasons….with five at the University of Montana from 1971–1976….and nineteen at Michigan State University from 1976–1995….where he coached Magic Johnson during his two years at Michigan State…which concluded with the 1979 national championship season….and then the “Bird vs. Magic rivalry” went pro….and many…

NCAAW – 1986 – CBS Sports Special – The Basketball Dynasty Of Immaculata University Mighty Macs

DOG ASIDE:  Immaculata University is a private, co-educational, Roman Catholic university founded by the Sisters, Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary….which is located in Malvern, Pennsylvania. The university is affiliated with the Roman Catholic Church through the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The university sports teams are known as the Mighty Macs….with their colors being blue and white. Immaculata is part of the Colonial States Athletic Conference through the 2017–18 school year….after…

NCAAM – 1978 – Game Of Week – Texas Longhorns Vs DePual Demon Deacons – Last 2 Minutes

DOG ASIDE: Although I have yet to run across the rest of this 1978 NCAA men’s basketball game of the week….I have decided to go ahead and post this game…..cuz it features two legendary coaches….in DePaul University Coach Ray Meyers and Texas University Coach Abe Lemons. Raymond Joseph Meyer (December 18, 1913 – March 17, 2006)…