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 Sat Night Special – Red Auerbach + Bill Russell Introduce Legends Game Players

This video segment features the introduction of the players for the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game is a rare piece of NBA history….which not only includes highlights from “days gone by” of the players who were participating in the Legends Game…which in and of itself, provides an incredible walk down memory lane for any…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Night – Legends Game – 1st Half – With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

Beginning in 1986, TBS televised the various contests from the NBA All-Star Weekend….when in 1987, the slam dunk contest. 3-point shootout and the legends game….as seen in this video herewith….was 1st televised live for the very first time on the network. In the summer of 1987, the Turner Broadcasting System signed a new joint broadcast contract between TBS and TNT….which was effective…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Introduction Of Legends Game Players With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

For any basketball fan of NBA players from the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s….this video provides a walk down memory lane like no other…..as the introduction of the players participating in the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game could not be any more nostalgic than having Celtics legends Red Auerbach and Bill Russell  introduce such…

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 – 35th All Star Game Special At The Half – With Pat OBrien + Dick Stockton + Tom Heinsohn

This video featuring the 35th NBA All Star Game special with Pat O’Brien hosting the NBA At The Half ….where he starts off featuring the All Star Saturday Night festivities including the NBA Legends Game…..which was a game between old time NBA players….who although well beyond their playing days…..still put on a great show with ex-Celtics Tom Heinsohn…

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…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBSs Pat OBrien Interviews Olympic Gold Mary Lou Retton At NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: CBS sportscaster Pat O’Brien interviews USA Olympic gymnastics gold medalist Mary Lou Retton during play at the 1985 NBA All Star game….after she had performed for the crowd at halftime.  Pat O’Brien is perhaps best known for his sixteen-year association with CBS Sports….which he joined in 1981….and while at CBS, O’Brien covered the Super Bowl, World Series, NBA Draft, NBA…

NBA – 1985 – Pat OBrien Interviews All Star Rookies Michael Jordan + Terry Cummings + Akeem Olajuwon

DOG ASIDE: The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen…