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

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Michael Jordan spurs Chicago

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

 

* 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!

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Purvis Short, Bernard King, Orlando Woolridge & Moses Malone.

 

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

 

Box Score: Nov 10, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

 

Nov 11, 1984 – Jordan has just what Bulls need

Nov 11, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 11, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Nov 11, 1984 – NBA enters a new era: The Michael Jordan Show

Nov 14, 1984 - Pittsburgh Press
 

Nov 12, 1984 – Not all the Bulls are sky-high

Nov 12, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Box Score: Nov 13, 1984 – San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls


 

Nov 14, 1984 – Stadium rocks, Jordan rolls

Nov 14, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 14, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Nov 14, 1984 – Bird and Erving are fined $7,500

Nov 14, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Box Score: Nov 15, 1984 – Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

 

Nov 16, 1984 – Greenbacks lure Greenwood to Bulls

Nov 16, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Nov 16, 1984 – Celtics read Bulls riot act

Nov 16, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 16, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Nov 16, 1984 – Cavs finally win one

Nov 16, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Nov 17, 1984 – Bulls turn Lester loose

Nov 17, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Box Score: Nov 17, 1984 – Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls


 

Nov 18, 1984 – Moses takes command

Nov 18, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 18, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Box Score: Nov 19, 1984 – Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls

 

Nov 20, 1984 – Bulls flat, slump growing

Nov 20, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 20, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Nov 20, 1984 – Sloan joins Jazz as an assistant

Nov 20, 1984 - Chicago Tribune
 

Nov 21, 1984 – Young superstar fights for life

Nov 21, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Nov 21, 1984 – Loughery has Bulls on crash course

Nov 21, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Box Score: Nov 21, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks

 

Nov 22, 1984 – Bulls spring a new leak

Nov 22, 1984 - Chicago TribuneNov 22, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

Box Score: Nov 23, 1984 – Chicago Bulls @ Seattle SuperSonics

 

Nov 24, 1984 – Bulls blow out Sonics to end slump at four

Nov 24, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

Nov 24, 1984 - Chicago Tribune

 

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

 

Purvis Short highlights

 

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