NBA – 1985 – All Star Game Halftime – Old Timers Game + Slam Dunk Contest – Jordan + Wilkins + Dr J

DOG COMMENTARY:     The 1985 NBA Slam Dunk Contest is widely heralded as one of the greatest dunk contests of all time….as it showcased two of the highest flyers of the time in Michael Jordan and Dominique Wilkins….along with fellow competitors Clyde Drexler, Julius Erving, Darrell Griffith, Larry Nance, Terence Stansbury, and Orlando Woolridge….as both Nance and Erving had first round byes due to their finishing…

NBA – 1985 – 35th All Star Game – Featuring 17 Future Hall Of Fame Members

DOG COMMENTARY:   The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985 at the Hoosier Dome, Market Square Arena in Indianapolis, Indiana….as the coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East….and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West. The East Team was led by Detroits’ Isiah Thomas with 22 points….followed by Celtics’ Larry Bird with 21, Bucks’ Terry…

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…

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 – 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 – 1984 All Star Game – Denver McNichols Arena – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm & Brett Musberger

DOG ASIDE: The 34th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on January 29, 1984 at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado….the home of the Denver Nuggets…..with the East squad being coached by Boston Celtics K. C. Jones….and the West squad was coached by Utah Jazz Frank Layden.  Starters for the East were the Celtics…

NBA – Special – CBS 1987 All Star Game Preview – Hosts Pat O’Brien & Rick Berry & Gary Neale

DOG COMMENTARY: The 37th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 8, 1987 at Seattle’s Kingdome in Seattle, Washington…..as the Seattle SuperSonics power forward Tom Chambers was the game’s MVP. The Eastern Conference team consisted of the Washington Bullets’ Moses Malone and Jeff Malone….the Philadelphia 76ers’ Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks and Charles Barkley….the Boston…

NBA – 1985 All Star Game – Indiana Hoosier Dome – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm

DOG COMMENTARY: The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985, at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East, and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West….with the leading scorers being Rockets Ralph Sampson (24), Spurs George “Iceman” Gervin (23), Lakers…

ESPN Salutes Dr J On His Retirement & Earl Lloyd As 1st Black In NBA

DOG ASIDE: In this salute to Julius Erving on the night of announcing his retirement from the NBA…..a young ESPN Chris Bermen introduces a wonderful tribute to Dr. J…..with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and 76’ers Coach and teammate Billy Cunningham paying their respects. In the 2nd part of this video….Sportscaster Pat O’Brien provides a good…