March 9, 2015

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - 1985 All-Star Game (February 10) - NB85-18

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - 1985 All-Star Game (February 10) - NB85-18

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

- NBA All-Star Game - February 10, 1985

In this episode, we break down the NBA's thirty-fifth All-Star Game. The game was played at the Hoosier Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana, in-front of a then-record NBA crowd of 43,146. We were fortunate to have access to the game DVD, giving us plenty of topics and moments to talk about, including the alleged 'freeze-out' of Michael Jordan, supposedly led by Isiah Thomas.

We chat about Alex English and his humanitarian efforts. Following encouragement from Alex, his fellow stars donated their game payments to an Ethiopian relief effort. The game itself was played at a fast pace, led by perennial All-Stars, Magic Johnson and Isiah Thomas. Michael Jordan and Hakeem Olajuwon - who finished with similar stat-lines - were the only rookies who played in the game.

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, Ralph Sampson, Larry Nance, George Gervin, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Larry Bird, Moses Malone, Bernard King, Sidney Moncrief, Terry Cummings & Calvin Natt.

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