Nov. 30, 2014

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - November 10 through 24, 1984 - NB85-10

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - November 10 through 24, 1984 - NB85-10

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):

84-11-10 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers

84-11-10 - Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (highlights)

84-11-11 - Jordan has just what Bulls need

84-11-11 - NBA enters a new era: The Michael Jordan Show

84-11-12 - Not all the Bulls are sky-high

84-11-13 - Box Score: San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls

84-11-13 - San Antonio Spurs at Chicago Bulls (highlights)

84-11-14 - Stadium rocks, Jordan rolls

84-11-14 - Bird and Erving are fined $7,500

84-11-15 - Box Score: Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

84-11-16 - Greenbacks lure Greenwood to Bulls

84-11-16 - Celtics read Bulls riot act

84-11-16 - Cavs finally win one

84-11-17 - Bulls turn Lester loose

84-11-17 - Box Score: Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls

84-11-17 - Philadelphia 76ers at C