NBA – 1987 – Special Tribute – Dr J The Man & The Legend – Final Season Highlights Of Julius Erving

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

NBA – 1987 – All Star Game Slam Dunk Contest Semifinals – With Michael Jordan + Clyde Drexler

The NBA reintroduced the Slam Dunk Contest in 1984 at its birthplace in Denver…..as Phoenix’s Larry Nance defeated the original Dunk contest winner Julius Erving in the final round….then Hawks Dominique Wilkins won the contest the following year….whereas in 1986 his Atlanta  teammate Spud Webb made history when he defeated Wilkins in the final….and preventing him from retaining his title….while standing a mere 5 feet…

NBA – 1985 – 35th All Star Game Special At The Half – With Pat OBrien + Dick Stockton + Tom Heinsohn

This video featuring the 35th NBA All Star Game special with Pat O’Brien hosting the NBA At The Half ….where he starts off featuring the All Star Saturday Night festivities including the NBA Legends Game…..which was a game between old time NBA players….who although well beyond their playing days…..still put on a great show with ex-Celtics Tom Heinsohn…

NBA – 1986 – WTBS Rick Barry Highlights The Story Of The Slam Dunk – A Symphony In D Major

DOG ASIDE: A slam dunk, also simply known as a dunk, is a type of basketball shot that is performed when a player jumps in the air….while controling the ball above the horizontal plane of the rim….and scores by putting the ball directly through the basket with one or both hands….which is considered a type of field goal that  is worth two…

NBA – 1988 – All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest Finals – Hawks F Dominique Wilkins Final Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Jacques Dominique Wilkins (born January 12, 1960) is an American retired professional basketball player who primarily played for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Wilkins was a nine-time NBA All-Star….and is widely viewed as one of the best dunkers in NBA history…..earning the nickname “The Human Highlight Film”.  In 2006, Wilkins was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1988…

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 – 1988 – TBS Sports All Star Saturday Night Slam Dunk Contest – Warriors G Otis Smith – 2nd Dunk

DOG ASIDE: Otis Fitzgerald Smith (born January 30, 1964) is a retired American professional basketball player….who  played college basketball for Jacksonville University….and was taken with the 17th pick in the second round of the 1986 NBA draft by the Denver Nuggets. He played one full season and part of a second with the Nuggets before being traded to the Golden State Warriors during the 1987-88 season….where…

NBA – 1987 – WTBS Charlie Neal Interviews Past Slam Dunk Champs Spud Webb + Dominique Wilkins

DOG ASIDE: Anthony Jerome “Spud” Webb (born July 13, 1963) is an American retired professional basketball point guard. Webb….who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA)….and is best known for winning a The Slam Dunk Contest despite being one of the shortest players in NBA history….as NBA.com lists him at 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall.  Spud Webb was the shortest person to EVER…