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Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sun Oct 29, 2017 2:49 am

Hi all,

I thought it would be cool to have a thread for videos and discussion of the classic NBA.

Let's start this off with Vince Carters 50 point game against Iversons 76ers in the 2001 ECSF. He hits 8 threes in the first half here, thought for sure he would set a record that couldn't be caught with that pace. Hell of a game by Vince.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:59 am

Good idea to have a topic for some retro talk from time to time. (Y)

There are quite a few YouTube channels posting old games, highlights, and in some cases, a few rarities. You can even find old episodes of NBA Action, with Jim Fagan!

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Speaking of the channel that's from, In All Airness, Adam's got a great podcast as well.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Jeffx on Mon Oct 30, 2017 10:59 pm

For me, classic is the late 60s & 70s...

IMO, still the greatest playoff game in NBA history.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Oct 31, 2017 1:33 am

Andrew... how awesome is that? They should bring that show back... with the same voice... gets me really pumped up.

Jeffx, "Classic" as in past NBA. I could have said "Retro", wasn't sure which word to use. I consider classic as happenings in the NBA that are not recent.

But yes, that game was amazing. I've watched it a few times on youtube.

How about Jordan's 50 point timeline? Maybe the best video I have ever seen.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:24 am

NBA Action is still running, but it hasn't been the same without Jim Fagan (who sadly passed away earlier this year). I guess it's also become a bit redundant with up-to-the-minute news and highlights online. Back in the 90s though, that was how you caught up on news and highlights, especially if you lived outside the US. Good times!

I'll have to sit down and enjoy that video when I get a moment. (Y)
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby koberulz on Wed Nov 01, 2017 1:03 pm

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:13 am

Grant Hill, he could literally do it all. Might have the quickest first step as a SF in NBA History.


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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby hova- on Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:26 am

That Pistons jersey. Suits the era of no success pretty well.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:58 am

Yeah, they never were able to put in super successful seasons. Hills last two years before injury they made the playoffs, but were dispatched in the first round.

They never really had good teams, however adding Stackhouse made them more formidable in the late 90's.

Hills injury happened when he was 27, just about the enter his prime, it's sad really.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Thu Nov 16, 2017 8:11 am

I still like that Pistons jersey and logo. The teal admittedly is a strange choice, but the blue and red version of the "horsepower logo" looked pretty good. They could've run with that a little longer.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:49 am

Jordan pours in 51 on the Hornets at age 38.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:04 am

Posted on the official NBA channel in honour of Shawn Kemp's birthday. Can't go wrong with some Reignman highlights.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Dec 26, 2017 5:26 am

Christmas present from my brothers: Authentic red 83-84 Portland TrailBlazers Clyde Drexler road jersey.

These early/mid 80's Blazers teams (and jerseys) are some of my favorite of all time. Me wearing it below, and I found a video of them against the Lakers wearing them.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 26, 2017 11:45 am

Awesome present! When I think of Blazers retros, I tend to think of the ones from the late 80s onwards, but that's a good one.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby benji on Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:20 pm

hova- wrote:That Pistons jersey. Suits the era of no success pretty well.

Funny enough, their first year with those jerseys they raced out to a 43-14 record including a 20-4 start where they were a game behind the Bulls (the one they lost to the Bulls) for most of it... before finishing 11-14 over the last 25 games and losing in the first round.
Andrew wrote:I still like that Pistons jersey and logo. The teal admittedly is a strange choice, but the blue and red version of the "horsepower logo" looked pretty good. They could've run with that a little longer.

That version actually was the teams "official logo" during both Carlisle and Finals runs years, so one year shorter than the teal version. They just didn't keep it at center court or seemingly use it anywhere. I think the secondary version was on the baseline for a bit.

Teal and dark purple crept into a lot of jerseys in the mid-1990s because they were the hott color of the era and the Hornets did mad merchandise sales, that's why both the Grizzlies and Raptors went with essentially those colors. And the Jazz emphasized it. The other trend of the era was "movement" in the logos, thus the Rockets.

I remember an ESPN article where they had fashion and branding people critique the new uniforms and logos for the 1996-97 season along with recent and upcoming changes like the expansion teams. Mainly because the article was salivating over the Pistons jerseys/logo along with the Jazz's new river through the mountain logo (though less so with the jerseys). The one thing they all agreed on was that the Timberwolves had made terrible choices that they'd go back on. They wound up keeping them until KG left and the immediate replacements were only updated versions of them until this years drastic change. Other than the Celtics/Lakers/Bulls I doubt any other teams went for over ten years without changing their jerseys in that span, maybe any recent ten years. Unless you maybe count the Blazers, Spurs and Knicks keeping their general concept while tweaking the collars, etc. I guess the Heat would be close wouldn't they. Only had two jerseys in their entire history.

I guess in theory the Thunder have only had one jersey.

In all of those instances I'm not counting the hundred thousand variants that got worn on special occasions or for a season or whatever.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:07 pm

I always liked that Timberwolves logo and the jerseys from that era as well. I remember reading praise for them back in the day, though obviously they weren't universally liked and acclaimed.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Jeffx on Thu Jan 04, 2018 9:24 am

Andrew wrote:Awesome present! When I think of Blazers retros, I tend to think of the ones from the late 80s onwards, but that's a good one.


I like the jerseys circa the Walton era, with the vertical "blazers".
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:10 am

Jeffx wrote:
Andrew wrote:Awesome present! When I think of Blazers retros, I tend to think of the ones from the late 80s onwards, but that's a good one.


I like the jerseys circa the Walton era, with the vertical "blazers".


Those are nice as well.

I think I'm kind of partial to the jerseys from when Drexler was playing, as I loved those teams and he is one of my favorites all time (and, he is underappreciated and underrated now).
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Fri Jan 05, 2018 10:03 am

Agreed. I guess we're all partial to the designs we grew up with.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:03 am

Here's a classic 80's game
November 14, 1986 Boston Celtics vs Chicago Bulls
Michael Jordan 48 PTS vs Larry Bird 37 PTS

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Wed Jan 17, 2018 2:30 am

Love that.

Raw Jordan was still the best player of all time, and Bird is in my top 3.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Wed Jan 17, 2018 4:35 am

He was not yet, but he's still :o

Another classic proposed by YT on my home page :

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No internet theses days, NBA was only on pay per view channel (canal +). I remember that my best friend lent me a VHS with this game ...
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Sat Jan 27, 2018 5:23 am

Barkley flat out dominating.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:59 am

1969 NBA Finals Gm. 7 Celtics vs. Lakers (4th Quarter), incredible quality :shock:

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Postby NovU on Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:39 pm

Good vid, sticky-fingers. I randomly watched your vid, was fun.

I think the refs kept the game closer than game actually was supposed to be. Great game nonetheless. Still, fuq both the Dirtics and Fakers. :cheeky:
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:38 pm

Thank you, you're right, kind of "home refereeing" but the C's win :mrgreen:
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Jeffx on Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:14 pm

Andrew wrote:Agreed. I guess we're all partial to the designs we grew up with.


Exactly. Same thing applies to judging who's the GOAT. Younger fans think it's Jordan, I think it's Wilt, my father goes with Oscar. It's all subjective.

My top 15 -
Wilt
Jordan
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Russell
Kareem
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Shaq
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Dr. J
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Postby sticky-fingers on Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:28 am

No, younger fans think it's Lebron :cheeky:
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Andrew on Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:34 am

See, I'm torn. I say it's MJ, but I'm also all in favour of 33 still being considered a "younger fan".
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:09 am

My top 25 -

Michael Jordan
Larry Bird
Magic Johnson
Bill Russell
Wilt Chamberlain
Hakeem Olajuwon
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Oscar Robertson
Julius Erving
Charles Barkley
Kobe Bryant
Jerry West
Isiah Thomas
Shaquille O'Neal
Clyde Drexler
Karl Malone
Dirk Nowitzki
Allen Iverson
Bob Cousy
John Stockton
David Robinson
Rick Barry
Moses Malone
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Patrick Ewing
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Dee4Three on Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:45 am

Not super classic, but still close to 4 years ago.

Melo goes off. Funny to see the defenders legs shaking when he has them in the torture chamber. There is a reason that Pierce said he was the hardest player he ever had to defend.

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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby Jeffx on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:08 am

sticky-fingers wrote:No, younger fans think it's Lebron :cheeky:



Yeah, but those young cats who would put LeBron at #1 have no knowledge of NBA history.

Look at Dee's list - we can agree to disagree about the GOAT, but I can tell the dude knows his stuff. For me, any top 10-15 list without the three great centers (Wilt, Russell, Kareem) plus Oscar & West isn't legit.

As for Rick Barry, people don't realize how great he was because he was suck a jerk. I remember this quote about Barry from an NBA Lifer - "the only difference between Rick Barry and Larry Bird is people liked Larry Bird". And of course, I still remember his "watermelon grin" comment to Bill Russell.

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Postby Jeffx on Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:09 am

Dee4Three wrote:Not super classic, but still close to 4 years ago.

Melo goes off. Funny to see the defenders legs shaking when he has them in the torture chamber. There is a reason that Pierce said he was the hardest player he ever had to defend.

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I'm so glad he's gone from the Knicks.....one of the most overrated stars I've ever seen in the NBA. Not a leader at all. I feel like slapping these Knick fans on social media who consider him an all-time Knick. He's not in the same universe with Clyde, Willis, Pearl, Patrick & Bernard.
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Re: Classic NBA Video and Discussion Thread

Postby sticky-fingers on Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:55 pm

Jeffx wrote:
sticky-fingers wrote:No, younger fans think it's Lebron :cheeky:



Yeah, but those young cats who would put LeBron at #1 have no knowledge of NBA history.

Look at Dee's list - we can agree to disagree about the GOAT, but I can tell the dude knows his stuff. For me, any top 10-15 list without the three great centers (Wilt, Russell, Kareem) plus Oscar & West isn't legit.

As for Rick Barry, people don't realize how great he was because he was suck a jerk. I remember this quote about Barry from an NBA Lifer - "the only difference between Rick Barry and Larry Bird is people liked Larry Bird". And of course, I still remember his "watermelon grin" comment to Bill Russell.

http://www.slate.com/articles/sports/sp ... ry_is.html


About LeBron and MJ the GOAT discussion, you can quote mine ;)
Today, most of Lebron's opponent call him the best player in the world. When MJ was in NBA, most of his opponents call him the GOAT, and many current NBA players still do today .

But theses lists, theses tops 10/15/25/50 are so personnal.

About MJ - but not only - you should check this YT channel guys : https://www.youtube.com/user/wistiti93420/videos
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