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…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest Finals – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins Final Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history…..earning the nickname “The Human Highlight Film”.  In 2006, Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1988…

Gymnastics – 1985 – CBS Pat O’Brien Interviews Olympic Gold Medalist Mary Lou Retton At 35th NBA All Star Game

DOG ASIDE: Mary Lou Retton was the first ever American woman to win the all-around gold medal at the Olympics…. and was the only one to do so for twenty years…as she is credited with being a pioneering figure in American women’s gymnastics….including by the four American women who have since equaled her feat consecutively….Carly…

NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Semifinals – Blazers Clyde Drexler

DOG ASIDE: Clyde Austin Drexler (born June 22, 1962) is an American retired professional basketball player nicknamed “Clyde the Glide“….who  was a ten-time All-Star during his career….and was named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History. Drexler won an Olympic gold medal in 1992 as part of the United States men’s Olympic basketball team known as “The Dream Team”….and…

NBA – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player ….who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA)….when he was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history which this video provides ample evidence of why Dominique Wilkins is considered and nicknamed “The Human Highlight Film”.   In…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Slam Dunk Contest – Review Michael Jordan Win With Rick Barry + Steve Jones + Bob Neal

DOG ASIDE: Richard Francis Dennis Barry III (born March 28, 1944) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in both the American Basketball Association (ABA) and National Basketball Association (NBA)….and was named as one of the 50 Greatest Players in history by the NBA in 1996, Barry is the only player to lead the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), ABA, and NBA…

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…

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…