NBA – 1985 – ESPN Sports Look With Roy Firestone + Stu Black – Tribute To Celtics Red Auerbach

Before the 1956 NBA draft, Boston Celtics Coach Red Auerbach had already set his sights on defensive rebounding center Bill Russell….when via a draft-day trade that sent Hall of Fame center  Macauley and rookie Cliff Hagan to the rival St. Louis Hawks….and he acquired a center in Bill Russell….who would go on to become one of the greatest basketball players of…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Brent Musburger + Red Auerbach

The Celtics recovered from their two knockout blows in Games 1 and 2 with a counterpunch of their own…..as little-used backup center, Greg Kite, provided the spark…..after entering the game late in the first quarter when Robert Parish encountered foul trouble…..wherein he played 20 minutes….and although he failed to score….he grabbed nine rebounds….blocked a Magic Johnson layup….and did solid body…

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 – 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 – Finals Game 5 Celtics Vs Lakers Halftime – Interviews Of Chick Hearns + Johnny Most

Chick Hearn (November 27, 1916 – August 5, 2002) was an American sportscaster….known primarily as the play-by-play announcer for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association….who is remembered for his rapid fire….very staccato “rapid fire” broadcasting style….which is associated with colorful phrases such as slam dunk, air ball, and no harm, no foul that have become common basketball vernacular….and for broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Lakers games starting…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 2 Celtics Vs Lakers PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + Heinsohn

This NBA on CBS broadcast pregame show of the 1987 NBA Finals Game 2 between the Boston Celtics verses the Los Angeles Lakers….featured the outstanding broadcast crew of Brent Musburger, and Pat O’Brien at the studio desk….along with Dick Stockton and Tom Heinsohn behind the mikes for the live game play by play broadcast.   The…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + NBA Star Dr J

This NBA on CBS At The Half program during Game 4 of the 1987 NBA Finals between the Los Angeles Lakers verses the Boston Celtics feature legendary sportscaster Brent Musburger and the one and only Dr. J, Julius Erving, an basketball legend of the highest order…..as they discuss 1st half play….followed by their assessments for 2nd half…

NBA – 1987 – Playoffs Special – James Brown On Health Of The Celtics + Interview With Slick Watts

This video features CBS sportscaster James Brown as he provides the viewer about the state of health of the Boston Celtics going into the playoffs…..with Scott Wedman and Bill Walton out for the playoffs…..while Kevin McHale, Danny Ainge and Robert Parrish were all nursing injuries.  Brown then covers the NBA selections for Players of the…

NBA – 1987 – Finals Game 4 Lakers Vs Celtics PreGame Show – With Musburger + Stockton + 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 second pick in the 1986 NBA Draft…..when they chose Len Bias with the pick and had high hopes that the presence of the young Maryland Terrapins star would ensure…