Aug. 7, 2018

Michael Jordan's third NBA season - 1987 Playoffs through Finals - NB87-13

Michael Jordan's third NBA season - 1987 Playoffs through Finals - NB87-13

Adam & Aaron celebrate the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan's third season in the National Basketball Association. This episode covers:

- Playoffs through 1987 NBA Finals (April 23 through June 14)

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

The ultimate episode of #NB87. We finish our series with a detailed recap of the postseason.


Notable milestones:

Magic Johnson - named Most Valuable Player / Finals MVP

Chuck Person - named Rookie of the Year

Ricky Pierce - named Sixth Man of the Year

Michael Cooper - named Defensive Player of the Year

Dale Ellis - named Most Improved Player

Mike Schuler - named Coach of the Year


Links discussed:

Magic Johnson's 77'8" buzzer-beater (WCQF G1)

Warriors @ Jazz - mayhem erupts as game ends (WCQF G2)

Sleepy wakes Warriors, drops 51 points on Lakers (WCSF G4)

Laimbeer clips Bird's wings (ECF G3)

Larry Legend steals victory from the jaws of defeat (ECF G5)

Kill Bill (Laimbeer)? Parish the thought (ECF G5)

Doubting Thomas? Isiah on his Larry Bird comments (Finals G2)

Magic's "Junior, Junior Sky Hook" (Finals G4)


Tune in to hear this and plenty more, as we uncover some hidden gems from the NBA’s golden era.

Others mentioned in this episode, include: Larry Bird, Sleepy Floyd, Charles Oakley, Isiah Thomas, Akeem Olajuwon, Julius Erving, Robert Parish, Karl Malone, Bill Laimbeer, Kevin McHale, Doug Collins, Xavier McDaniel & Bob Ryan.

This episode concludes our coverage of the 1986-87 NBA season. Thanks for taking the time to listen to the series. If you enjoyed the content, please share it with your friends!

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