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…

1987 NBA Playoffs – Nuggets VS Lakers – CBS At The Half

DOG ASIDE: At some point in the development of halftime shows on network sports television….the halftime became almost as important to viewers as the actual game….and in my lil ole Chiweenie humble opinion…..that point in time in the world of televised sports…..that halftime became a genre of its own….and to my way of thinking….that just…

NBA 76’ers Coach Mo Cheeks Helps 7 Yr Old Natalie Ross Sing The Anthem After Forgetting The Words

DOG ASIDE: Coaches in general are like surrogate parents….they are always there when a young person needs their help….and Philadelphia 76’ers Coach Mo Cheeks provides video evidence of that fact….when he helps 7 year old Natalie Ross over the hump of forgetting the words to the National Anthem….as there is no better expression anywhere of…

ESPN Salutes Dr J On His Retirement & Earl Lloyd As 1st Black In NBA

DOG ASIDE: In this salute to Julius Erving on the night of announcing his retirement from the NBA…..a young ESPN Chris Bermen introduces a wonderful tribute to Dr. J…..with Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and 76’ers Coach and teammate Billy Cunningham paying their respects. In the 2nd part of this video….Sportscaster Pat O’Brien provides a good…