Dec. 18, 2013

1988 NBA All-Star Game - AIR038

1988 NBA All-Star Game - AIR038

Adam and Aaron discuss the 1988 NBA All-Star Game - one of the greatest ever. Michael Jordan scored 40 points, en route to Most Valuable Player honors. We devote an entire episode to our favorite All-Star Game, ever.

We cover a multitude of topics, including how and when we first watched this game - plus, its ongoing effect on our NBA-fandom. We talk about the CBS television coverage, pre-game player introductions and national anthem; Adam freely admits to choking up, before the game even commenced. We chat about the vast array of (future) Hall of Fame players, who competed in this game.

We break down Pat O'Brien's, 'At the Half' (TV segment), featuring a great story about then-coach of the Utah Jazz - and, regular funny-man - Frank Layden. There's even brief discussion of the Legends Game, Three-Point Shootout and Slam-Dunk Competition. Controversy reigns supreme, when we answer a listener-submitted question. All this aside, we dissect the game's key moments, great plays and all the statistics that matter and records that were flirted with, or broken. If you enjoy a laugh, the closing credits alone are definitely worth a listen, too.

To top it all off, Aaron's dogs, Jasmine and (the appropriately-named) Wilkins, each contribute to the episode's pre-music opener. This may be the definitive topic-based episode, to date!

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