NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…

NBA – 1986 – Special – Be All You Can Be – Highlights Of Michael Jordan In His Rookie Bulls Season

DOG ASIDE: For the decade of the 1980’s….the U.S. Army sponsored a sports highlights video program called Be All You Can Be…..which tied every person in the military or even considered joining the military to be like Mike….by being a member of the U.S. Army…..and this particular Be All You Can Be promo featured the one and only Michael…

NFL – 1987 – Strohs Circle Of Sports – Through The Cameras Eye Featuring Top NFL Photographers

DOG ASIDE: Peter Read Miller has been photographing athletes, events, and the sporting life for more than 35 years…. who as a staff photographer for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years.., has shot more than 100 SI covers….has covered 9 Olympic games….36 Super Bowls….14 NBA finals….as well as Stanley Cup finals… the World Series….the…

NBA – 1986 – CBS Musburger + Brown + Cunningham At The Half Of Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics

DOG ASIDE: The NBA on CBS is the branding that was used for weekly broadcasts of National Basketball Association (NBA) games produced by CBS Sports….which CBS aired NBA games from the 1973–1974 NBA season….when it succeeded ABC Sports as the national broadcaster of the NBA….and continued to do so until the 1989–90 NBA season….when CBS was succeeded by NBC Sports.  As the host of the NBA…

Special – 1989 – ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + Australian Open Tennis + College Basketball

DOG ASIDE: In our opinion at ImaSportsphile….ESPN SportsCenter was the “gold standard” for sports news from the day it came on air  in 1979…..and continued to carry that standard for well into the end of the 20th century.  Since we have been unable to find any reference information about ESPN Sportscaster David Sullivan….seen in this video herewith….we gave…

TV Ads – 1986 – Hewlett Packard Computers + NBA Greats Larry Bird + Magic Johnson For Converse Shoes

DOG ASIDE As depicted in a new play, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird had their share of awkward moments before a friendship developed.  On one side of the stage is actor Tug Coker playing Larry Bird. On the opposite end is Kevin Daniels in the role of Magic Johnson. Each is talking on a phone with…

NBA – 1986 – Intro To CBS Sports NBA Finals Game 1 Between Boston Celtics Vs Houston Rockets

DOG ASIDE: During the decade of the 1980’s the NBA saw the Larry Legend vs Magic Show….as Larry Bird’s Celtics or Magic Johnson’s Los Angeles Lakers were in the finals in every year of the decade…..winning 8 of the 10 years between the two….and all along the way…Brent Musburger has been the host of the NBA on CBS….while…

NBA – 1970 – The Greatest Shot In NBA Finals History – Lakers Jerry West 63 Ft Final Buzzer Shot

DOG ASIDE: In Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals between the New York Knicks verses the Los Angeles Lakers….Knicks F Dave DeBusschere hit a mid-range jump shot with three seconds left to put the Knicks ahead by a score of 102 – 100….and the Lakers had no time-outs left….so, Lakers C Wilt Chamberlain in-bounded…

Special 1985 ESPN SportsCenter With David Sullivan Featuring NHL + College Football + College

DOG ASIDE: SportsCenter was conceived in 1979 and created by ESPN executives Chet Simmons and Scotty Connal….with the program being originally anchored by Chris Berman, George Grande, Greg Gumbel, Lee Leonard, Bob Ley, Sal Marchiano and Tom Mees….of whom Berman and Ley still remain employed with the network as of 2017. George Grande and Lee Leonard….a longtime New York City sportscaster…..introduced the country to ESPN when…