Jan. 11, 2015

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - December 10 through 24, 1984 - NB85-14

Michael Jordan's rookie NBA season - December 10 through 24, 1984 - NB85-14

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

- NBA regular season - December 10 through December 24, 1984

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

In this episode, 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 - two wins and five-consecutive losses - it took a double-overtime victory against Atlanta, for Chicago to end (what would be) their longest-losing streak of the entire season.

We talk about the Bulls' inability to win close games; they would compete with their opposition for 46 minutes, before fading out, late. Our 'NBA Trivia' feature returns in this episode. How strong is your basketball knowledge?! We chat about the NBA's best-performing players, milestones reached - including Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becoming the first player to surpass 32,000 points - 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, Otis Birdsong, Bill Laimbeer, Ralph Sampson, Derek Smith, Jawann Oldham, Alex English, Magic Johnson, Otis Thorpe, Isiah Thomas, Larry Bird, Kevin McHale, Purvis Short, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Quintin Dailey, Bernard King, Hakeem Olajuwon & Terry Cummings.

Chicago Bulls games discussed:

84-12-11 - Box Score: Detroit Pistons @ Chicago Bulls

84-12-12 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Detroit Pistons

84-12-14 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ New Jersey Nets

84-12-15 - Box Score: Philadelphia 76ers @ Chicago Bulls

84-12-18 - Box Score: Houston Rockets @ Chicago Bulls

84-12-20 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Atlanta Hawks

84-12-22 - Box Score: Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls

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