NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday – Pat OBrien Reviews Legends Game + 3 Pt Shootout + Slam Dunk Contest

By the time the 1988 NBA’s All Star Saturday Legends Classic, 3-Point Shootout and the extremely popular Slam Dunk Contest rolled around…..the WTBS Sports program, which aired typically on Saturday night before the NBA All Star Game on Sunday afternoon….the competition was highly anticipated….for the night would feature Celtics Larry Bird verses SuperSonics Dale Ellis in the 3-Point Shootout…..followed by Hawks…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Sat Night Special – Red Auerbach + Bill Russell Introduce Legends Game Players

This video segment features the introduction of the players for the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game is a rare piece of NBA history….which not only includes highlights from “days gone by” of the players who were participating in the Legends Game…which in and of itself, provides an incredible walk down memory lane for any…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Night – Legends Game – 1st Half – With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

Beginning in 1986, TBS televised the various contests from the NBA All-Star Weekend….when in 1987, the slam dunk contest. 3-point shootout and the legends game….as seen in this video herewith….was 1st televised live for the very first time on the network. In the summer of 1987, the Turner Broadcasting System signed a new joint broadcast contract between TBS and TNT….which was effective…

NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Introduction Of Legends Game Players With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

For any basketball fan of NBA players from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s….this video provides a walk down memory lane like no other…..as the introduction of the players participating in the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game could not be any more nostalgic than having Celtics legends Red Auerbach and Bill Russell  introduce such…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Semifinals – With Michael Jordan + Clyde Drexler

The NBA reintroduced the Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 at its birthplace in Denver…..as Phoenix’s Larry Nance defeated the original Dunk contest winner Julius Erving in the final round….then Hawks Dominique Wilkins won the contest the following year….whereas in 1986 his Atlanta  teammate Spud Webb made history when he defeated Wilkins in the final….and preventing him from retaining his title….while standing a mere 5 feet…

NBA – 1985 – Special – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach – With Roy Firestone + Stu Black

Red Auerbach (September 20, 1917 – October 28, 2006) was an American basketball coach of the Washington Capitols, the Tri-Cities Blackhawks and the Boston Celtics.  As a coach, he won 938 games…which was a record at his retirement….plus he won nine National Basketball Association (NBA) championships in ten seasons….which Phil Jackson surpassed with 11 titles in eighteen seasons. As general manager and team president of the Celtics, he won…

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…

NCAAM Basketball – Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – 1939 To 1989

DOG COMMENTARY: This 23 minute video was presented on CBS in 1989 with Host Jim Nance….who still today in 2016 is involved with CBS Sports coverage of the NCAAM Final Four telecast…..as he provides the viewing audience with a walk down memory lane for all fans of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament….known today as March…