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 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 – CBS Sports Almanac Highlights – NBA Year In Review – With Dick Stockton + Tom Heinshon

The 1984–85 NBA season was the 39th season of the National Basketball Association. The season ended with the Los Angeles Lakers winning the NBA Championship, beating the Boston Celtics 4 games to 2 in the NBA Finals.  Highlights from the 1984 – 1985 NBA season were as follows: Michael Jordan became the only rookie in NBA history to lead a team in four…

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…

NBA – 1988 – CBS Sports All Star Game PreGame Special – The Proud History Of Chicago Stadium – With Pat OBrien

DOG ASIDE: Chicago Stadium was an indoor arena located in Chicago, Illinois that opened in 1929 and closed in 1994. It was the home of the National Hockey League’s Chicago Blackhawks….and the National Basketball Association’s Chicago Bulls…as it hosted the Chicago Blackhawks from 1929 to 1994….and the Chicago Bulls from 1967 to 1994.  The arena was also the site of the first NFL playoff game in 1932….the 1932, 1940, and 1944 Democratic National Conventions….and the 1932 and 1944 Republican National Conventions….as well…

Sports Special – 1984 – CBS Reviews The Year In Sports – MJ & Bird & Jimmy & Barry & Iron Mike & Cus

DOG ASIDE:   The year 1984 was truly a historic year in sports and in the life of Bone Daddy….as the year produced such memorable moments as Michael Jordan scoring 63 points in the Playoffs against Bird and the Celtics…..and the awesome Orange Bowl between # 1 Oklahoma vs # 2 Miami…..as Coach Jimmie Johnson…

NBA – 1987 All Star Game – 3-Pt Shootout Larry Bird & Slam Dunk Contest Michael Jordan

DOG COMMENTARY: First and foremost, this TBS production of the 1987 NBA All Star Saturday program featuring the 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest is unique in many ways….for it is hosted by Rick Berry….the father of Brett Berry who would win the Slam Dunk Contest at the 1996 All Star Game….and that is…