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 – 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 – Pat OBrien At The Half – Playoffs 1st Round Finals Game 5 – With Bucks Vs 76’ers

This 1987 NBA Playoffs Round 1 final game between the Milwaukee Bucks verses the Philadelphia 76’ers marked the last professional basketball game for the incredible Dr. J….as his 76’ers would go down in defeat to the Milwaukee Bucks by a score of 102 – 89.  The 1986-87 NBA season was the 76ers 38th season in the NBA and 24th season…

NBA – 1987 – Pat OBrien Highlights 1974 Boston Vs Milwaukee Finals And 1980 Lakers Vs 76ers Finals

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was the championship round of the 1973–74 National Basketball Association (NBA) season….when the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics defeated the Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks in a dynamite 7 game series to win the NBA championship. The Milwaukee Bucks returned to the NBA Finals after a three-year absence….with some  of the cast from the 1971 championship team….such as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (then Lew Alcindor), Jon McGlocklin, Bob Dandridge and…

NBA – 1971 To 1987 – ESPN Special – Dr J Vs Larry Bird – Fours Years Of Pure Magic For The NBA

DOG ASIDE: If you haven’t spent some time in our ImaSportsphile memorabilia section….you should….cuz Bone Daddy, the original Sportsphile…..collected a vast array of sports collectibles over his 60+ years of collecting….and one of my favorite pieces in the collection is the photo seen above….as BD purchased two framed copies of that photo from The Boston Herald newspaper…

NBA – 1959 To 1973 – Hilton Hotels NBA Classic Competitions – Wilt Chamberlain Vs Bill Russell

DOG ASIDE: In the NBA during the 1960’s….Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain transformed the NBA game by combining height with a greater level of athleticism than any and all previous centers.  Between the two of them….Chamberlain and Russell won nine of the eleven MVP awards in the eleven-year period between 1958 and 1969….while playing against one another in six Eastern…

NBA – 1987 – CBS Pat OBrien Remembers NBA Finals – 1974 Celtics Vs Bucks + 1980 Lakers Vs 76ers

DOG ASIDE: The 1974 NBA World Championship Series was between the Eastern Conference champion Boston Celtics verses the Western Conference champion Milwaukee Bucks ….as the Celtics won a hard fought 7 game series to win the NBA championship.  Home court advantage apparently meant very little in this series…..when the Celtics decided to abandon man-to-man defense and double and triple team Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….who still scored 26 points…..as…