* NBA regular season – November 10 through November 24, 1984
* Insightful early-season minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history
In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the second 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played eight games in this span, which included MJ’s first game-winning shot. Jordan also recorded his (equal) second-best scoring game (45 points) as a rookie, too. On the topic of scoring sprees, we also talk about Purvis Short and Bernard King, who were nothing less than stellar, achieving some of the season’s highest individual-scoring performances.
We chat about the mixed fortunes of David Greenwood and Ronnie Lester, as Chicago’s roster started to take shape. In more random news of the era, Julius Erving and Michael Jordan met for the first time. We also talk about the NBA’s best-performing players, milestones reached and much more.
This episode continues our coverage of the 1984-85 NBA season. We encourage your interaction. Feel free to suggest specific games, moments and events from within the season, for us to cover in future episodes of the series. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the show. If you enjoy the content, please share it with your friends!
Topics / articles discussed (every effort has been made to confirm exact dates):
Nov 11, 1984 – Jordan has just what Bulls need
Nov 11, 1984 – NBA enters a new era: The Michael Jordan Show
Nov 12, 1984 – Not all the Bulls are sky-high
Nov 14, 1984 – Stadium rocks, Jordan rolls
Nov 14, 1984 – Bird and Erving are fined $7,500
Nov 16, 1984 – Greenbacks lure Greenwood to Bulls
Nov 16, 1984 – Celtics read Bulls riot act
Nov 16, 1984 – Cavs finally win one
Nov 17, 1984 – Bulls turn Lester loose
Nov 18, 1984 – Moses takes command
Nov 20, 1984 – Bulls flat, slump growing
Nov 20, 1984 – Sloan joins Jazz as an assistant
Nov 21, 1984 – Young superstar fights for life
Nov 21, 1984 – Loughery has Bulls on crash course
Nov 22, 1984 – Bulls spring a new leak
Nov 24, 1984 – Bulls blow out Sonics to end slump at four
Nov 26, 1984 – Loss to red-hot Blazers fails to burn the Bulls
Purvis Short highlights
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