NCAAM – 1987 Final Four – Semi Finals – Providence Friars VS Syracuse Orangemen – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1987 NCAA Mens Basketball Final Four was played at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans, LA on Saturday, March 28, 1987….as the tournament featured a “Cinderella team” in the Final Four….as Providence College was led by a then-unknown coach, Rick Pitino, of Louisville University fame today (2017)….as the Friars made their first Final Four appearance…

NBA – Special – Tribute To Red Auerbach At Boston Gardens – With Roy Firestone

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1980’s ESPN SportsLook with Roy Firestone features his tribute to the one and only Red Auerbach….who coached and was general manager / team president for the Boston Celtics for 29 years….while being involved in 16 NBA Championships during his tenure.  Arnold Jacob “Red” Auerbach was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols,…

NBA – 1987 Eastern Conference Playoffs – Round 1 – Game 5 – Philadelphia 76’ers VS Seattle Sonics

DOG COMMENTARY: This 1987 NBA Eastern Conference Playoffs round 1 game 5 was played on May 3, 1987 at The MECCA in Milwaukee, WI….in a rematch between the two teams that had played each other to a 7th game in the semi-finals of the 1986 Eastern Conference Playoffs. The starting line-up for the 76’ers included…

Basketball – 1982 – 9th World Championship – Gold Medal Game – USA vs USSR – 2nd Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The Finals round of the 1982 FIBA World Championships was played at the Coliseo El Pueblo, Cali, Colombia on August 28, 1982…..with Yugoslavia vs Spain competing for 3rd Place…..while the United States vs Soviet Union was the Final game…..as both game were closely contested…..with Yugoslavia beating Spain 119 – 117 for 3rd Place….and…

NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – 2nd Qtr & 2nd Half

DOG ASIDE: This 1981 NBA All Star Game signified the start of tthe Magic Johnson and Larry Bird era of the NBA…..as both entered the League for the 1979 / 1980 season….and from that point onward….either the Lakers or the Celtics won the NBA Championship 8 out of the 11 years they played against each…

NBA – 1981 NBA All Star Game – West VS East – PreGame & 1st Qtr

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1981 NBA All-Star Game was an exhibition basketball game which was played February 1, 1981, at Richfield Arena in Richfield Township, Ohio. This was the 31st edition of the National Basketball Association All-Star Game and was played during the 1980–81 NBA season….which was coached by Billy Cunningham, Philadelphia 76ers for the Eastern Conference….and…

NBA – Special – Tribute to Dr J – The Story Of His Career

DOG COMMENTARY: Bone Daddy played multiple sports well into his 40’s….city league flag football, basketball and volleyball….but his very favorite sport thas always been basketball….for as the original Sportsphile….he believes that the skills that the game of basketball require to be good at the game….can be translated into any other sport that there is….strengh, speed,…

NBA Special – 1986 Lottery 1st 8 Picks Selection Process – Commissioner David Stern Announces

DOG ASIDE: Prior to the 1986 NBA Lottery, the NBA conducted this televised event on NBC….as hosted by Pat O’Brien….in which the NBA Commissioner, David Stern, announced the order of selection by the first eight teams to pick in the upcoming 1986 NBA Draft….as Stern announces the 8th team first….working his way and announcing the…

NBA – Special -NBA Ref Jess Thompson Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing Nathional Anthem

DOG COMMENTARY: By the time this wonderful video of NBA referee Jess Thompson helping 7 year old Natalie Ross sing the National Anthem prior to a Philadelphia 76’ers game in the 1980’s is truly one of the best “nuggets of gold” in the Imasportsphile treasure chest of vintage content….for it shows the “better side” of…