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The Best Basketball Game I Ever Saw

This was recently posted on the LA Times' Laker's blog.  This is the best 20 minutes of NBA Basketball you'll ever see.

Here are two great teams, and long-standing rivals who really do not like each other. 

They are evenly matched, and the heat and noise of the old Boston Garden gives the game the intensity of a high-school or college rivalry.  Watch the team benches as the game moves along--nobody is sleeping!

There are two near-brawls (bloody nose included), but the officials capably handle it with no ejections, and without league review!

These two teams both play sound fundamental basketball, passing, defense, etc . . .  I really miss that.

It doesn't get better than Bird, Magic, Kareem, and some of the best role players ever (i.e., Rambis, Cooper).  I had forgotten how much I disliked Kevin McHale and Danny Ainge as players.

Enjoy this blast from the past!  I sure miss Chick Hearn calling Laker games.  No one better.  At one time, we had Vin Scully calling Dodger games, Chick doing the Lakers, and Dick Enberg calling the Rams, Angels, and UCLA basketball.  We were so spoiled. 

Reader Comments (14)

Ah, I remember that game. Those were the years that inspired me to ball b-ball and that led me onto college.

Gotta love the brawls with no ejections . . . today's players couldn't hack the physicality of the 80's.
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDanny Hyde
Way to go Dr. Riddlebarger. I sure miss those days. Thanks for the links. :-)
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterDoug
I'm a 3rd generation Lakers fan; nothing beats showtime! Chick was the best!
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGPLeague
Kevin McHale has always been my favorite Celtic. (I remember him playing a long stretch of games in the playoffs on a broken foot.)

With a healthy K.G. (he had minor bone spur surgery), and the addition of Sheeeed, watch out for the Celts next season.

Vin Scully is the greatest. No one can call a game like he can. (She is gone!)

I always thought that Dick Enberg was a great baseball announcer, (Touch em all!) and a great football announcer as well.

The best radio football announcer was Bill King of the Silver and Black. He used to always exclaim, as the Raiders would pull one out at the end, "Holy Toledo!"

The best three public address announcers are, or were, the Yankees, the Red Sox, and John Ramsey in Los Angeles.

That's my two cents worth!
July 17, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
A couple of quick things on sports:

How annoying the modern day public address announcers are, with their ridiculous cheerleading. Remember when they used to just announce the player's name, number and position that they played? Or when someone would score, they would just announce who scored, and that was it? It is almost as annoying as listening to a Pentacostal talking about how the Holy Spirit speaks to them apart from the means of grace..........

Except for a few isolated cases (like Kobie), doesn't it appear that the basketball players are better citizens than are there football (gun toting) and baseball (drug infested steriod users) counterparts are?..........

And what's with L.A.? Manny gets hauled in for steriod use, and he is a hero? Shame, shame Dodger fans. But what can you expect from a city that is in a state that espouses moral relativism. Example: Celebrity trials to acquit O.J., Robert Blake and yes, heaven forbid, Michael Jackson......
July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle

2nd par. should read their, not there.
July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterLloyd Cadle
Man that was an awesome game. Haven't seen an exciting Basketball game like that in a while. Thanks Pastor Kim.
July 18, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTimothy
this post doesnt belong here.
July 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrobert
I tell my students that the glory days of basketball were the 1980s. What a rivalry!

If I had one player from NBA history to build a franchise around, it would be Magic Johnson. The stats that he put up (averaging nearly a triple double per season) are unreal.

Both the Lakers and Celtics epitomized team basketball to a level we haven't seen for awhile (except perhaps from the Pistons when they won their title a few seasons ago).

July 19, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterMatt Holst
The Spurs are a pretty good example of team basketball in the current era. Not on par with Celtics or Lakers from the 80's, but closer than most other NBA teams right now.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJeff A.
And we all miss Johnny Most accouncing the Celtics, if for nothing else than the entertainment value.
The current Red Sox team of Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy (when he returns from hiatus dealing with lung cancer) is not too shabby, but nothing like Ned Martin and the other legends of the Fenway broadcast booth.
July 20, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterpb
July 21, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterJ.Moore
Thanks for that, Kim. THAT was basketball. What we have today.... just ain't.
July 23, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterTodd Pedlar
I'm the creator and uploader of these vids on youtube.

Thanks for using them on your site. You generated over 200 views here.

Peace, npz
July 27, 2009 | Unregistered Commenternonplayerzealot4

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