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…

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 – 1970 – The Greatest Shot In NBA Finals History – Lakers Jerry West 63 Ft Final Buzzer Shot

DOG ASIDE: In Game 3 of the 1970 NBA Finals between the New York Knicks verses the Los Angeles Lakers….Knicks F Dave DeBusschere hit a mid-range jump shot with three seconds left to put the Knicks ahead by a score of 102 – 100….and the Lakers had no time-outs left….so, Lakers C Wilt Chamberlain in-bounded…

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…

NBA – 1987 – James Brown PostGame Interview With Magic Johnson – NBA Finals Gme 4 Lakers Vs Celtics

DOG ASIDE: James Talmadge Brown (born February 25, 1951) is commonly called “J.B.“….who is still today in 2018….an American sportscaster known for currently being the studio host of The James Brown Show,The NFL Today on CBS Sports and Thursday Night Football on CBS Sports and the NFL Network….and he is also a Special Correspondent for CBS News. J.B. was also well known for serving as the former…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Pat OBrien Remembers NBA Finals – 1974 Celtics Vs Bucks + 1980 Lakers Vs 76ers

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was between the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics verses the Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks ….as the Celtics won a hard fought 7 game series to win the NBA championship.  Home court advantage apparently meant very little in this series…..when the Celtics decided to abandon man-to-man defense and double and triple team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….who still scored 26 points…..as…

Special – 1985 – Sports Illustrated Sportsman Of The Year Show – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Winner

DOG COMMENTARY:      The year in sports in 1985 provided many magical moments and some incredible athletic achievements…. including the San Francisco 49’ers climaxing a great season by beating the Miami Dolphins 38 – 16 to win Super Bowl XIX….and Pete Rose breaking Ty Cobb’s career hits record of 4191….while both future Hall of…