Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Final – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG COMMENTARY: In my continuing belief that this USA Olympic men’s basketball team was the best team ever in USA Olympic history…..as evidenced by the guards not named Michael Jordan on the team as follows: Stephen Todd Alford is an American basketball coach and former player who is currently the head coach of the UCLA Bruins…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 1

DOG COMMENTARY: In my humble opinion….and yes, I am a dog…..but a chiweenie sportsphile….which means that I just might know more about sports than you do!?!….but I really do think that this 1984 USA men’s basketball team was the best all amateur team of all time….cuz I challenge you to put up a starting five…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Qualifying – USA VS Canada – 1st Half

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 USA Olympic Basketball Team was the last of the group to be 100%  made up of collegiate players who were true amateurs….as the original Dream Team of the best players in the country….be it amateur or professional….were to show up at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.  This final all amateur US team…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Finals – USA VS Spain – 1st Half Pt 2

DOG ASIDE: As the 1984 USA men’s basketball team rolled through the eight (8) game schedule to win the gold medal at the Los Angeles Olympic Games…..the top three (3) scoring averages were Michael Jodan with 17.1 ppg….Chris Mullin with 11.6 ppg…..Patrick Ewing with 11.0 ppg….and Steve Alford with 10.3 ppg.  The top rebounders were…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG COMMENTARY: There are two sportscasters that rate at the top of the heap of Bone Daddy’s all time favorite college football commentators of live games….for in his opinion…both these two men could paint a picture so brilliantly with words…..that you did not even have to watch the game to be totally engaged in what…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Semi – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part 3

DOG ASIDE: The 1984 Los Angeles Olympics was a coming-out party for Michael Jordan….who led the U. S. team in scoring….while dazzling the worldwide viewing audience with his athleticism and speed.  In addition to Jordan….the team featured two other future Hall of Famers in Patrick Ewing and Chris Mullin (who would later reunite with Jordan as a part…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Men’s – USA VS Canada – 1st Half Part2

DOG ASIDE: Trials for the USA Men’s Olympic Basketball Team were held in April 1984 on the campus of Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana….where seventy players attended the trials.  Kentucky post players Sam Bowie and Melvin Turpin chose to skip the trials to concentrate on the upcoming 1984 NBA Draft….as Keith Lee of Memphis State, Len…

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

DOG COMMENTARY: The 1984 United States men’s Olympic basketball team competed in the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles representing the United States….as the team was coached by Indiana Hoosiers coach Bob Knight….winning the gold medal against Spain in the final game….for it was the last amateur U.S. team to win an Olympic gold medal in men’s…

Olympics – 1984 Los Angeles – Basketball – Mens Semis – USA VS Canada 1st Half Pt 1

DOG COMMENTARY: This particular men’s basketball game in the 1984 Olympics provided the ticket to the gold medal game….and the USA squad coached by Bobby Knight….included a roster made up of 12 outstanding college players…..including Steve Alford, Leon Wood, Patrick Ewing, Vernon Fleming, Alvin Robertson, Michael Jordan, Joe Kleine, Jon Koncak, Wayman Tisdale, Chris Mullin, Sam Perkins and Jeff Turner. In the preliminary round of the Olympic…