NBA & NCAAM – 1986 – Special – A Journey In Time – Billy Packer Highlights Basketball In The America

In this CBS Sports special, lead basketball commentator Billy Packer showcases highlights of the 1986 NCAA and NBA seasons in the USA…..while providing his analysis of who was hot and who was not…..as the special was titled “A Journey In Time”  This video provides highlights of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship….with the Louisville Cardinals defeating the Duke Blue Devils…

NBA – 1987 – Chris Berman Salutes Dr J On His Final Game – With Michael Jordan + Magic Johnson

Julius Winfield Erving II (born February 22, 1950) is commonly known by the nickname Dr. J….who is an American retired basketball player that helped popularize a modern style of play that emphasizes leaping and playing above the rim.  Erving helped legitimize the American Basketball Association (ABA)….and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the National Basketball Association (NBA) after the 1975–76 season. Dr.…

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 – Finals Game 1 Celtics Vs Lakers PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Tom Heinsohn

Thanks to the 1984 trade of Gerald Henderson and the subsequent fall of the Seattle SuperSonics at the end of 1985–86….the Celtics were not only the best team in the NBA….but also owned the 2nd pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Maryland forward Len Bias with the pick….and had high hopes that the presence of the young star would ensure that…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 6 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Jerry West + Oscar Robertson

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar arrived for Game 6 with a shaved head and a determination to close out this series….but for a while it appeared like the Celtics would steal it….as Magic Johnson had only four points at the half….and Dennis Johnson poured in 18 for the Celtics on his way to a game-high 33 as Boston led 56 – 51 at…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Trophy Presentation – With Commissioner David Sterns + Lakers Owner Jerry Buss

Dr. Jerry Buss (January 27, 1933 – February 18, 2013) was an American businessman, investor, chemist and philanthropist….who was the majority owner of the Los Angeles Lakers professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….while winning 10 league championships that were highlighted by the team’s Showtime era during the 1980’s. He is a member of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame as a contributor. He purchased the Los Angeles…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 1986–87 season….and the culmination of the season’s playoffs…..as the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Eastern Conference and defending NBA champion Boston Celtics 4 games to 2. The key moment of the series was Magic Johnson’s junior sky hook in Game 4…..in an NBA final that was the 10th time that the Celtics and Lakers met in the NBA Finals….which…

NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

NBA – 1984 – HSE Game Of The Week Halftime Show – Rockets Vs Mavs – With Norm Hitzges + Allen Stone

Fox Sports Southwest originally launched on January 4, 1983 as Home Sports Entertainment (HSE), a unit of Warner-Amex Cable.  As one of the first regional sports networks in North America….it served as the cable television home of professional and collegiate sports teams throughout Texas, like the Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavs and San Antonio Spurs of the NBA…..and MLB’s Houston…