Feb. 24, 2015

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - Bulls at Knicks (Jan 5) / January 24 through February 7, 1985 - NB85-17

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - Bulls at Knicks (Jan 5) / January 24 through February 7, 1985 - NB85-17
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Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's (1984) arrival in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

- Chicago at New York: January 5, 1985

- NBA regular season - January 24 through February 7, 1985

- Insightful minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history

In this episode, we break down the thirty-fourth game of MJ's professional career. We were fortunate to have access to the game DVD, giving us plenty of topics and moments to talk about. The Bulls were hoping to remain above .500 for the season, whilst the Knicks - losers of eight of their last nine games - had dropped six straight. Bernard King entered the game averaging 40 points a contest, in his past five outings.

Next, we discuss numerous happenings from the next 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played seven games in this span – three wins and four losses.

We chat about one of the most unusual personnel moves of the era. The Atlanta Hawks - without three of their guards - were forced to activate one of their TV commentators to the playing roster! We also talk about the NBA's best-performing players - including Larry Bird's back-to-back buzzer-beaters - 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, Mark Aguirre, Moses Malone, Isiah Thomas, Terry Cummings, Dominique Wilkins, Pat Cummings & Tom McMillen.

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

85-01-25 - Box Score: Seattle SuperSonics @ Chicago Bulls

85-01-26 - Box Score: Atlanta Hawks @ Chicago Bulls

85-01-29 - Box Score: Kansas City Kings @ Chicago Bulls

85-01-30 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Washington Bullets

85-02-01 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Philadelphia 76ers

85-02-05 - Box Score: Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

85-02-07 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Cleveland Cavaliers

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