James Talmadge Brown (born February 25, 1951) is commonly called “J.B.“….who is still today in 2018….an American sportscaster known for currently being the studio host of The James Brown Show,The NFL Today on CBS Sports and Thursday Night Football on CBS Sports and the NFL Network….and he is also a Special Correspondent for CBS News. J.B. was also well known for serving as the former host of Fox Sports’ NFL pregame show Fox NFL Sunday for eleven years….with Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long and Jimmy Johnson. After failing to make a roster spot when he tried out for the NBA’s Atlanta Hawks in the mid 1970s,…J.B. entered the corporate world….while working for such companies as Xerox and Eastman Kodak….the he went into sports broadcasting in 1984 after being offered a job doing Washington Bullets television broadcasts…..then he moved on to an anchor position at WDVM-TV (later WUSA) in Washington….and to some work at CBS Sports in 1987….where he served as play-by-play announcer for the network’s NFL…along with college basketball coverage….as well as a reporter for the NBA Finals….as seen in this video herewith….and the 1990 National League Championship Series. He also was host of the afternoon show from the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France and the 1994 Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Norway. While at CBS he also was co-host of CBS Sports Saturday/Sunday, a weekend anthology series…..and we at ImaSportsphile are happy to have a good deal of his work in our video library.
Earvin “Magic“Johnson Jr. (born August 14, 1959) is an American retired professional basketball player and current president of basketball operations of the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played point guard for the Lakers for 13 seasons….after winning championships in high school and college, Magic was selected first overall in the 1979 NBA draft by the Lakers…..and proceeded to win the NBA championship and the NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award in his rookie season….then went on to lead the team as point guard to four more championships with the Lakers during the 1980’s.
This interview gives insight into how magical Magic was…..even after finishing his 9th season in the NBA….and we consider every little bit of video we have of this athlete in our library as PURE GOLD….from PURE MAGIC.