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 – All Star Sat Night Special – Red Auerbach + Bill Russell Introduce Legends Game Players

This video segment features the introduction of the players for the 1987 All Star Saturday Night Legends Game is a rare piece of NBA history….which not only includes highlights from “days gone by” of the players who were participating in the Legends Game…which in and of itself, provides an incredible walk down memory lane for any…

NBA – 1986 – Pat OBrien Brings The NBA Lottery – Featuring Brad Daughtery + Len Bias + Chris Washburn

The 1986 NBA Lottery Draft was featured on CBS Sports with host Pat O’Brien…..as NBA Commissioner David Stern conducts the lottery draws…..wherein the Golden State Warriors would end up with the 3rd pick and would take NC State’s C Chris Washburn…..and the Boston Celtics would end up with the 2nd pick with which they would…

NBA – 1987 – All Star Saturday Night – Legends Game – 1st Half – With Red Auerbach + Bill Russell

Beginning in 1986, TBS televised the various contests from the NBA All-Star Weekend….when in 1987, the slam dunk contest. 3-point shootout and the legends game….as seen in this video herewith….was 1st televised live for the very first time on the network. In the summer of 1987, the Turner Broadcasting System signed a new joint broadcast contract between TBS and TNT….which was effective…

NBA + MLB – 1985 – Sportscenter – MLB HoF Inductees + NBA Action With Greg Gumble + George Grande

Greg Gumbel (born May 3, 1946) is an American television sportscaster…..who is best known for his various assignments for CBS Sports….of which the most notable being the National Football League, NBA and NCAA basketball. The older brother of news and sportscaster Bryant Gumbel….he became the first African-American (and Creole) announcer to call play-by-play of a major sports championship in the United States….when he announced Super Bowl XXXV for the CBS network in 2001. Gumbel is currently…

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…