Basketball – 1984 – S I Sportsman Of The Year Show – Candidates From Basketball – With Jerry Lucas

Since its inception in 1954….Sports Illustrated magazine has annually presented the Sportsman of the Year Award to “the athlete or team whose performance that year most embodies the spirit of sportsmanship and achievement” ….whereby both Americans and non-Americans are eligible….athough in the past the vast majority of winners have been from the United States. Both men and women have won…

Basketball – 1970s – Jim McKay Remembers Dr J + Kareem Abdule Jabbar + John Havlecik + Bill Walton

Any you cut the pie…..this video seen herewith is a “rare pearl” in our treasure chest of memories here at ImaSportsphile….as ABC’s legendary sportscaster Jim McKay takes the viewer on a walk down memory lane of basketball in the decade of the 1970’s…..with highlights of the ABA and Dr. J as a Virginia Squire….followed by footage…

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 – 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 Game 3 Lakers Vs Celtics At The Half – With Brent Musburger + Coach Frank Layden

The 1987 NBA Finals was the championship round of the National Basketball Association (NBA)’s 1986–87 season….and the culmination of the season’s playoffs…..as the Western Conference champion Los Angeles Lakers defeated the Eastern Conference and defending NBA champion Boston Celtics 4 games to 2. The key moment of the series was Magic Johnson’s junior sky hook in Game 4…..in an NBA final that was the 10th time that the Celtics and Lakers met in the NBA Finals….which…

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…