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…

NCAAM – 1979 – Highlights – MSU Coach Jud Heathcote Remembers Championship Game With Magic And Bird

DOG ASIDE: George Melvin “Jud” Heathcote (May 27, 1927 – August 28, 2017) was an American basketball player and coach….who was a college basketball head coach for 24 seasons….with five at the University of Montana from 1971–1976….and nineteen at Michigan State University from 1976–1995….where he coached Magic Johnson during his two years at Michigan State…which concluded with the 1979 national championship season….and then the “Bird vs. Magic rivalry” went pro….and many…

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…

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 – 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…

NCAAM Basketball – 1939 To 1989 – CBS Special – 50 Years Of Final Fours – Host Jim Nance

DOG COMMENTARY:  Every now a then, a video rolls up to the top spot for videos ready to be posted…. which bring this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile a great deal of unexpected joy….and this 1989 CBS Sports special college basketball production is one of those rare jewels that just popped up out like the magic…

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 – 1986 – CBS At The Half – NBA Finals Game 2 – Rockets Vs Celtics – Profile Of Akeem Olajuwon

DOG COMMENTARY: This CBS At The Half program for halftime of Game 2 of the 1986 NBA Finals features a great interview between Brent Musburger and Magic Johnson….which then shifts to a personal profile of Akeem “The Dream” Olajuwon….the then future Hall of Fame center of the Houston Rockets…. which focused a great deal on early in…