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 – 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 – 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…

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…

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…