NBA – Special – CBS 1987 All Star Game Preview – Hosts Pat O’Brien & Rick Berry & Gary Neale

DOG COMMENTARY: The 37th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 8, 1987 at Seattle’s Kingdome in Seattle, Washington…..as the Seattle SuperSonics power forward Tom Chambers was the game’s MVP. The Eastern Conference team consisted of the Washington Bullets’ Moses Malone and Jeff Malone….the Philadelphia 76ers’ Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks and Charles Barkley….the Boston…

NBA – 1985 All Star Game – Indiana Hoosier Dome – Dick Stockton & Tom Heinsohm

DOG COMMENTARY: The 35th National Basketball Association All-Star Game was played on February 10, 1985, at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. The coaches were K. C. Jones (Boston Celtics) for the East, and Pat Riley (Los Angeles Lakers) for the West….with the leading scorers being Rockets Ralph Sampson (24), Spurs George “Iceman” Gervin (23), Lakers…

NBA – 1987 All Star Game – 3-Pt Shootout Larry Bird & Slam Dunk Contest Michael Jordan

DOG COMMENTARY: First and foremost, this TBS production of the 1987 NBA All Star Saturday program featuring the 3-Point Shootout and the Slam Dunk Contest is unique in many ways….for it is hosted by Rick Berry….the father of Brett Berry who would win the Slam Dunk Contest at the 1996 All Star Game….and that is…

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…