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 – 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 – 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 – 1986 All Star Saturday – Slam Dunk Contest With Spud Webb & Legends Game With Bob Cousy And Big O

DOG COMMENTARY: Spud Webb was the shortest person to ever compete in the NBA Slam Dunk Contest at 5 foot 7 inches ….winning the event in 1986 at Dallas’ Reunion Arena during the 1986 All Star Game Saturday competition….as his participation surprised the media….including his Atlanta Hawks teammate and defending dunk champion Dominique Wilkins….who had…