NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The Boston Celtics made the 1985 NBA Finals but lost in six games to the Los Angeles Lakers….as the series exposed some of Boston’s weaknesses….such as the lack of bench scoring….which was exploited after Kevin McHale moved to the starting lineup with Cedric Maxwell bothered by knee injuries. In addition, Larry Bird played through…

NBA – 1986 Finals – Boston Celtics VS Houston Rockets – Game 2

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1986 NBA Finals was the championship round of the 1985–86 NBA season ….which pitted the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics against the Western Conference champion Houston Rockets in a rematch of the 1981 Finals….where only Allen Leavell and Robert Reid remained from the Rockets’ 1981 team. The Celtics defeated the Rockets four games…

NBA – Special – Great Sports Legends – Wilt Chamberlain

DOG COMMENTARY: Throughout sports history….there have been exceptional athletes….and then, there have been exceptional exceptional athletes….and Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain was one of the latter…..cuz when you stand 7′ 2″ tall….it is really difficult to be an exceptional exceptional athlete…..but Wilt was….having set numerous all-time NBA records that still stand….but being “exceptional exceptional”….Wilt the Stilt…

NBA – 31st All Star Classic – Richfield Coliseum -Bird & Kareem & Dr. J & Iceman

DOG COMMENTARY: The 31st edition of the NBA All Star Classic was held at Richfield Coliseum….an indoor arena located in Richfield Township, roughly halfway between Cleveland and Akron, Ohio….as these 1981 All Stars featured such acclaimed players on the East Squad as Larry Bird, Dr. J, Artis Gilmore, Michael Ray Richardson, Nate Archibald, Marques Johnson and…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 2

DOG COMMENTARY: Continuing with my opinion that the 1984 USA Olympic men’s basketball team was the best all amateur USA team ever to “squeak the sneeks” on any Olympic basketball court….here is a breakdown of the centers on this USA team as follows: Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Sr. is a Jamaican-American retired Hall of Fame basketball…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Spain – Part 1

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics USA men’s basketball team played the Spaniards in the qualifying round…..while eventually meeting them again in the gold medal game…and neither were much of a game….as the Yanks flat blew them away….both times…101 – 68 in this game on this video clip….and 96 – 65 in the finals.…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Medal Ceremony – USA Gold

DOG COMMENTARY: This video starts off with ABC late night host broadcasters Jim Lampley and Donna de Varona bringing the night’s final overview of what happened on this day….and what to look forward too on the next day at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics….but the real joy for this lil ole chiweenie sportsphile on this…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Baseketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain -1st Half Pt 3

DOG COMMENTARY: The forwards on my choice as the best USA Olympic men’s basketball amateur team ever were as follows: Joseph William Kleine is a retired American basketball player….who played for the US national team in the 1982 FIBA World Championship….winning the silver medal….then along with his college teammate Alvin Robertson…..won a gold medal as…