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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan‘s (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:
* NBA regular season – November 25 through December 9, 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 – five wins and two losses – continuing their run of hot and cold streaks.
We talk about an incident at a Bulls training session, involving David Greenwood and Sidney Green; each fighting – literally and figuratively – for on-court minutes. We also unveil a new ‘NBA Trivia’ feature. How strong is your basketball knowledge?! We chat about the NBA’s best-performing players, milestones reached and much more. Further, you’ll learn about a bizarre, in-game promotion that received a very ‘chili’ reaction. The episode is punctuated by a whirling dervish of high-scoring performances, from two superstars with contrasting offensive prowess; Larry Bird and Dominique Wilkins.
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, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Bernard King, Orlando Woolridge, Quintin Dailey, Moses Malone, Hakeem Olajuwon, Derek Smith, Clyde Drexler, Michael Cage, Otis Thorpe, Terry Cummings, Charles Barkley, Purvis Short, Fat Lever, Jack Sikma, Magic Johnson, Isiah Thomas, Clark Kellogg & John Lucas.
Topics / articles discussed (every effort has been made to confirm exact dates):
Nov 27, 1984 – Fight adds punch to Bulls’ forward battle
Box Score: Nov 27, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Golden State Warriors
Nov 29, 1984 – Fans can’t stand to see Jordan sit
Nov 29 – Hawks’ spicy freebies draw a chili reception
Nov 29 – Malone reaches a milestone or 2 as 76ers defeat Pacers
Box Score: Nov 29, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Phoenix Suns
Box Score: Nov 30, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Clippers
Dec 1 – Jordan rescues Bulls – Desperate shot stuns Clippers
Dec 2 – Suns give MacLeod 500th win
Box Score: Dec 2, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ L.A. Lakers
Dec 4, 1984 – Bucks considering action against airline
Box Score: Dec 4, 1984 – New Jersey Nets @ Chicago Bulls
Dec 6, 1984 – Jumping the gun
Dec 7, 1984 – NBA’s tough times are over
Box Score: Dec 7, 1984 – New York Knicks @ Chicago Bulls
Box Score: Dec 8, 1984 – Dallas Mavericks @ Chicago Bulls
Dec 9, 1984 – Celtics Slip By Atlanta
Dec 9, 1984 – Keeping watch
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