Nov 30, 2014
- NBA regular season - November 10 through November 24, 1984
- Insightful early-season minutiae, all but lost to the annals of basketball history
In this episode, we discuss numerous happenings from the second 15-day block of the 1984-85 NBA season. The Chicago Bulls played eight games in this span, which included MJ's first game-winning shot. Jordan also recorded his (equal) second-best scoring game (45 points) as a rookie, too. On the topic of scoring sprees, we also talk about Purvis Short and Bernard King, who were nothing less than stellar, achieving some of the season's highest individual-scoring performances.
We chat about the mixed fortunes of David Greenwood and Ronnie Lester, as Chicago's roster started to take shape. In more random news of the era, Julius Erving and Michael Jordan met for the first time. We also talk about the NBA's best-performing players, 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, Purvis Short, Bernard King, Orlando Woolridge & Moses Malone.
Topics / articles discussed (every effort has been made to confirm exact dates):
84-11-10 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Indiana Pacers
84-11-10 - Chicago Bulls at Indiana Pacers (highlights)
84-11-11 - Jordan has just what Bulls need
84-11-12 - Not all the Bulls are sky-high
84-11-13 - Box Score: San Antonio Spurs @ Chicago Bulls
84-11-14 - Stadium rocks, Jordan rolls
84-11-14 - Bird and Erving are fined $7,500
84-11-15 - Box Score: Boston Celtics @ Chicago Bulls
84-11-16 - Greenbacks lure Greenwood to Bulls
84-11-16 - Celtics read Bulls riot act
84-11-16 - Cavs finally win one
84-11-17 - Bulls turn Lester loose
84-11-18 - Moses takes command
84-11-19 - Box Score: Indiana Pacers @ Chicago Bulls
84-11-20 - Bulls flat, slump growing
84-11-20 - Sloan joins Jazz as an assistant
84-11-21 - Young superstar fights for life
84-11-21 - Loughery has Bulls on crash course
84-11-21 - Box Score: Chicago Bulls @ Milwaukee Bucks
84-11-22 - Bulls spring a new leak
84-11-24 - Bulls blow out Sonics to end slump at four
84-11-26 - Loss to red-hot Blazers fails to burn the Bulls
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