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 – ESPNs Bob Ley Reports On Celtics #1 Draft Choice Len Bias Is Dead From Cocaine Overdose

DOG ASIDE: Leonard Kevin Bias (November 18, 1963 – June 19, 1986) was a first-team All-American college basketball forward at the University of Maryland….who was selected by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft on June 17….and died two days later from cardiac arrhythmia induced by a cocaine overdose. He is considered by some sportswriters to be the greatest player not…

NBA – 1971 To 1987 – ESPN Special – Dr J Vs Larry Bird – Fours Years Of Pure Magic For The NBA

DOG ASIDE: If you haven’t spent some time in our ImaSportsphile memorabilia section….you should….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..collected a vast array of sports collectibles over his 60+ years of collecting….and one of my favorite pieces in the collection is the photo seen above….as BD purchased two framed copies of that photo from The Boston Herald newspaper…

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 – 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…

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 – 1987 – CBS Sports NBA Finals Special – James Brown PostGame Interview With Boston C Greg Kite

DOG ASIDE: Gregory Fuller “Greg” Kite (born August 5, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player…. who as a 6’11” center from Brigham Young University was selected 21st overall by the Boston Celtics in the 1983 NBA draft.  As a Celtic, he won two championship rings in 1984 and 1986….and played in the 1987 NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers…..as seen in this…