NB85-16: Michael Jordan’s rookie NBA season – January 9 through 23, 1985 | Podcast

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Jordan nix Knicks

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

 

* NBA regular season – January 9 through 23, 1985

* Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history

 

In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played eight games in this span – four wins and four losses.

We discuss Bernard King‘s quest to become the ‘perfect basketball player’, including unique training drills that prepared him for opposition double and triple-teams. We also break down the Chicago Bulls’ inconsistency. They alternated losses and wins in this period of time. We talk about Moses Malone‘s preseason workouts with Hakeem Olajuwon, chat about the NBA’s best-performing players, milestones reached – including Larry Bird‘s 10,000th point and Lenny Wilkens‘ 1,000th game as coach – 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!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Adrian DantleyPhil Hubbard, Isiah Thomas, Larry SmithJack Sikma, Rod HigginsTom Chambers & World B. Free.

 

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

 

Box Score: Jan 9, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ Boston Celtics

Box Score: Jan 11, 1985 – New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Jan 12, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers

Box Score: Jan 14, 1985 – Denver Nuggets @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Jan 16, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ New Jersey Nets

Box Score: Jan 17, 1985 – Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Jan 19, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

Box Score: Jan 22, 1985 – Portland Trail Blazers @ Chicago Bulls

 

The Gold Dust Twins [as mentioned in Chicago Tribune]

The Gold Dust Twins

 

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NB85-15: Michael Jordan’s rookie NBA season – December 25, 1984, through January 8, 1985 | Podcast

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Nothing cavalier about this Michael Jordan hammer

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

 

* NBA regular season – December 25, 1984, through January 8, 1985

* Insightful early-season minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history

 

In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played just five games in this span – two wins and three losses.

We discuss Bernard King‘s 60-point explosion on Christmas Day – still not enough to deliver cheer to Knicks’ fans. We also break down the Chicago Bulls’ splits, as they rounded out the 1984 calendar year. We talk about the Player of the Month winners for November (Alex English) and December (Larry Bird), and chat 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!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Magic JohnsonPurvis ShortIsiah Thomas, Bill LaimbeerDominique Wilkins, Quintin Dailey & Hakeem Olajuwon.

 

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

 

Box Score: Dec 27, 1984 – Cleveland Cavaliers @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Dec 29, 1984 – Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Jan 2, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

Box Score: Jan 4, 1985 – Milwaukee Bucks @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Jan 5, 1985 – Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks

 

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Support ‘In all Airness’ at the 2015 Podcast Awards

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The 10th Annual Podcast Awards Show, will be held in Las Vegas, in April 2015. If you have enjoyed the content I’ve provided, your nomination is a fantastic way to show your support of my passion for NBA history and podcasting.

As a self-funded podcast, the Awards would help to significantly increase exposure of the show to a wider audience.

Here are the easy steps to follow. I’ve included a screenshot below, too (click to enlarge):

 

1. Visit: Podcast Awards

2. Scroll to: Sports

3. Click ‘Podcast Name’. Type: In all Airness – NBA History podcast

4. Click ‘Podcast URL’. Type: inallairness.com

5. Scroll to: Your Details

6. Type your name & a verifiable e-mail address

7. Select ‘Listener’, ‘Podcaster’, or ‘Both’ (whatever option describes you best)

8. Scroll to: Comments or Questions and add a comment (they’re critical, so the reviewing team understand why a show is deserving of being nominated)

9. Click ‘Submit’.

 

Here’s Michael Jordan’s (hypothetical, of course) completed nomination form – perhaps add more specifics in the ‘Comments’ section!

MJ's completed form

 

You submit the nomination form, one time only. Please ensure you nominate all your favorite podcasts in their respective categories! Once you submit, you’re done!

Thanks again for your tremendous support. Here’s to a great 2015!

AIR050: Reflections from Inside – Looking back on NBA History | Podcast

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In all Airness | Podcast cover art

Thank you for being a part of my podcast journey. We’ve reached 50 episodes of ‘In all Airness’. Here’s to plenty more, as we kick-off 2015. A special thanks to my beautiful wife, Lisa, for being so understanding and accommodating of my passion for the podcast.

Thanks, too, Aaron – co-hosting 10 of the episodes (and at least – as I type this – a further 16 ‘NB85‘ episodes, too). I couldn’t ask for a greater guy to have along for the ride. A huge tip of the hat to Luke – my brother; we’ve watched and played, countless hours of basketball throughout the 1990s & 2000s – and close friends, Todd, Adam & Reece – all advocates of the show who share a love for the game of basketball.

Of course, this show would be nothing without two crucial components – you, the listener, and the guests themselves. I won’t single anyone out, however, each and every one of you contribute; allowing the podcast to occupy its own unique, online home. If you enjoy the show, please tell your friends about it. That’s the best way for the podcast to grow.

I’ll round out my appreciation, with a special thanks to Paul and the National Basketball Retired Players Association. I’m excited for what our future collaborations will bring.

To those who have asked, my regular interviews with great guests, will certainly continue – once the ‘NB85′ series concludes.

Now, on to the show. In this special episode, I’m joined by great friends – Aaron & Adam. We chat about how we first fell in love with the NBA & I detail how the podcast originated. We discuss the high-profile guests, including fellow Australians, Andrew Gaze, Luc Longley & Mark Bradtke, as well as USA greats such as Christian Laettner, Kenny Anderson and many more – plus the numerous topic-based episodes, too.

Watch the Google Hangout below – recorded live on September 25, 2014 – or, should you prefer the audio-only version (above, or via your podcast app of choice), you’ll hear an edited version of the conversation – with better sound quality.

If you view the video, links for each and every podcast episode will appear on screen – as they are mentioned – for your convenience.

 

 

Links to topics discussed:

Bulls on Parade

Official Johnny Red Kerr [Facebook Page]

KDS Designs

Drazen – The Remarkable Life & Legacy of the Mozart of Basketball

Hoops Podcast

First Take UK – Sports Podcast

Red Rock Fantasy Basketball

Courtside Podcast

 

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NB85-14: Michael Jordan’s rookie NBA season – December 10 through 24, 1984 | Podcast

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Michael Jordan challenges Dan Roundfield

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

 

* NBA regular season – December 10 through December 24, 1984

* Insightful early-season minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history

 

In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played seven games in this span – two wins and five-consecutive losses – it took a double-overtime victory against Atlanta, for Chicago to end (what would be) their longest-losing streak of the entire season.

We talk about the Bulls’ inability to win close games; they would compete with their opposition for 46 minutes, before fading out, late. Our ‘NBA Trivia’ feature returns in this episode. How strong is your basketball knowledge?! We chat about the NBA’s best-performing players, milestones reached – including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becoming the first player to surpass 32,000 points – 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!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Otis Birdsong, Bill Laimbeer, Ralph Sampson, Derek Smith, Jawann Oldham, Alex English, Magic JohnsonOtis Thorpe, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Kevin McHalePurvis ShortIsiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Quintin Dailey, Bernard King, Hakeem Olajuwon & Terry Cummings.

 

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

 

Box Score: Dec 11, 1984 – Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Dec 12, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Detroit Pistons

Box Score: Dec 14, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ New Jersey Nets

Box Score: Dec 15, 1984 – Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Dec 18, 1984 – Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls

Box Score: Dec 20, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

Box Score: Dec 22, 1984 – Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

 

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NB85-13: Michael Jordan’s rookie NBA season – Bulls at Trail Blazers (Nov 24), Clippers (Nov 30) – 1984 | Podcast

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Michael Jordan and Derek Smith

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

 

* Chicago at Portland – November 24, 1984

* Chicago at L.A. Clippers – November 30, 1984

 

In this episode, we discuss the fifteenth and eighteenth games of MJ’s professional career. We were fortunate to have access to the game DVDs, giving us plenty of topics and moments to talk about. In our first game for discussion, Jordan’s Bulls visit Portland and partake in a high-scoring contest, which also doubled as the first professional meeting between the second and third picks of that year’s Draft. The next game under the nostalgia microscope, is highlighted by one of MJ’s most-incredible moves ever, against the L.A. Clippers.

Aside from a focus on Jordan’s burgeoning career, we cover numerous sub-plots, individual milestones, amusing moments and minutiae from both games.

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!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Sam Bowie, Derek Smith, Clyde DrexlerDave Corzine, Jim Paxson, Kiki VanDeWegheQuintin Dailey, Orlando Woolridge, Ennis Whatley, Marques Johnson, Bill Walton, Norm Nixon, Junior Bridgeman, Steve Johnson, Caldwell Jones, Michael Cage, James Donaldson, Charles Barkley, Jerome Kersey, Fat Lever, Steve Colter, David Greenwood, Harvey Catchings & Steve Jones.

 

Topics / articles discussed (every effort has been made to confirm exact dates):

 

Box Score: Nov 24, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Portland Trail Blazers

 

Nov 26, 1984 – Loss to red-hot Blazers fails to burn the Bulls

Nov 26, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Box Score: Nov 30, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Clippers

 

Dec 1 – Jordan rescues Bulls – Desperate shot stuns Clippers

Dec 1, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Dec 1, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

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