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…

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 – 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…

NBA – 1986 – Special – Be All You Can Be – Highlights Of Michael Jordan In His Rookie Bulls Season

DOG ASIDE: For the decade of the 1980’s….the U.S. Army sponsored a sports highlights video program called Be All You Can Be…..which tied every person in the military or even considered joining the military to be like Mike….by being a member of the U.S. Army…..and this particular Be All You Can Be promo featured the one and only Michael…

NBA – 1986 – CBS Musburger + Brown + Cunningham At The Half Of Finals Game 1 Rockets Vs Celtics

DOG ASIDE: The NBA on CBS is the branding that was used for weekly broadcasts of National Basketball Association (NBA) games produced by CBS Sports….which CBS aired NBA games from the 1973–1974 NBA season….when it succeeded ABC Sports as the national broadcaster of the NBA….and continued to do so until the 1989–90 NBA season….when CBS was succeeded by NBC Sports.  As the host of the NBA…

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 – 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…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Tim Brant Reports On NBA Playoffs With Bucks Vs 76ers Series Game 2 + Highlights

DOG ASIDE: When the Milwaukee Bucks drafted Arkansas All American G Sydney Moncrief in 1979….from there on they would win six straight division titles…. and have .500 seasons or better for the next 11 years of his career. . Within those years, the Bucks became perennial Eastern Conference contenders….primarily due to the strong play of…