The 1985 NBA All Star Game featured three really incredible basketball players….two of which are certainly in the class of the greatest of all time….as Michael Jordan, Terry Cummings and Akeem Olajuwon made this this game their “coming out party”….as all would still be playing 18 years later in 2002…..and this video seen herewith…..which features CBS’s Pat O’Brien showing what it is like to be a player at your first All Star Game…..as seen through the eyes and words of some of the NBA’s very best in this game…..and from this game forward for the next 18 years
Michael Jeffrey Jordan (born February 17, 1963), also known by his initials, MJ…. is an American former professional basketball player…..who played 15 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards. His biography on the official NBA website states that “By acclamation, Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time.”….which is something this lil ole chiweenie Sportsphile does not agree with….for in my opinion that distinction goes to Bill Russell….as simply put Russell had 11 NBA titles and Jordan 6….11 to 6….so, I ask….which is better!?!
Robert Terrell Cummings (born March 15, 1961) is an American retired professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association for 18 seasons as a power forward and occasional center… in which Terry Cummings scored 19,460 points…while placing him among the top 50 career scorers of all time. He finished with averages of 16.4 points per game and 7.3 rebounds per game. He also played in 1,183 Games….had 33,898 minutes….a .484 field goal percentage (8,045 for 16,628)….706 free throw percentage (3,326 for 4,711)…..8,630 total rebounds (3,183 offensive, 5,447 defensive)…..and 1,255 steals.
Hakeem Abdul Olajuwon (born January 21, 1963), formerly known as Akeem Olajuwon, is a Nigerian-American former professional basketball player….who from 1984 to 2002, played the center position in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for the Houston Rockets and the Toronto Raptors. He led the Rockets to back-to-back NBA championships in 1994 and 1995…..and in 2008, he was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame….and in 2016 was inducted into the FIBA Hall of Fame. Listed at 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)…Olajuwon is considered one of the greatest centers ever to play the game. He was nicknamed “The Dream“ during his basketball career after he dunked so effortlessly that his college coach Guy V Lewis said it “looked like a dream.”.