Aug. 14, 2014

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - 1984 USA pre-Olympic exhibition games - NB85-3

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - 1984 USA pre-Olympic exhibition games - NB85-3

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

- Team USA’s 1984 pre-Olympic Exhibition Games versus NBA Stars

The Olympians played a total of nine exhibition games in just under five weeks, as a build-up to the 1984 Olympic Games, in Los Angeles. You’ll learn facts, figures and tidbits from each of the exhibition games – much of which, we’re confident you’ve never heard before.

The most prominent players mentioned in this episode, include: Michael Jordan, Chris Mullin, Patrick Ewing, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Sam Bowie & Terry Cummings.

Many thanks to great friend of the show, Todd Spehr. He kindly provided box scores for each of the exhibition games.

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

84-06-23 - Olympic cagers prove team skills with victory over former Hoosiers

84-06-23 - Jordan won’t overdose on basketball

84-06-28 - Olympic Cage Squad Finalized

84-07-02 - USA cagers shaping up

84-07-02 - Ewing Hears The Cheers

84-07-04 - USA’s Basketball Tradition on Line When Olympic Competition Commences

84-07-10 - U.S. Olympic basketball team becomes part of game’s history

84-07-13 - Jordan paces Olympians’ win

84-07-13 - Michael Jordan leads Olympians

84-07-13 - Knight influence is evident

84-07-17 - Knight’s Brash Courtside Manner Is No Accident

84-07-26 - Carolina twosome decisive

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