* NBA regular season – October 26 through November 9, 1984
* Chicago and Milwaukee’s home-and-home series (Oct 27 & 29)
* Insightful early-season minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history
In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the first 15 days of the 1984-85 NBA season. We talk about the debut of future Hall of Fame players – Charles Barkley, Hakeem Olajuwon & John Stockton, then detail the Bulls’ (late October) home-and-home series with the Bucks.
We chat about Stockton’s unwitting role in a Seattle radio station contest; his last-ditch shot had one-million dollars riding on it. In more random news of the era, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar‘s BMW succumbs to foul play (no pun intended). We also talk about the NBA’s best-performing players, milestones reached, the infamous Julius Erving & Larry Bird fight 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):
‘New’ Michael Jordan photo from 1984-85 preseason [via MJ Mexico]
Oct 27, 1984 – NBA Preview – Taking a Look At The 1984-85 Season
Oct 27, 1984 – Stockton plays off key for Jazz
Oct 30, 1984 – Rookie Jordan sparks Bulls
Oct 30, 1984 – Rookie Jordan takes control in second half to ignite Bulls
Oct 30, 1984 – NBA no-shows would have powerful team
Oct 31, 1984 – Chicago calls Dailey for walking
Oct 31, 1984 – Jordan leads Chicago
Nov 2, 1984 | Bulls ‘Dunn’ by Nuggets
Nov 6, 1984 – Theus, Free are at odds with new coaches
Nov 8, 1984 – Detroit caught the Michael Jordan Show Thursday
Nov 8, 1984 – Jazz signs top scorer
Nov 9, 1984: Julius Erving and Larry Bird exchange pleasantries
Nov 10, 1984 – Bird, Boston outfight 76ers