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Mei 26, 2009

NBA Time Capsules 1980-90s

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Michael Jordan on Barkley, Dumars and Wilkins

Arguably the greatest player of all-time Jordan spent much of his career battling the likes of Hall of Fame Class of 2006 inductees Charles Barkley, Joe Dumars and Dominique Wilkins. He once called Dumars the best defender he faced in the NBA. Jordan and Wilkins engaged in a pair of epic Slam Dunk Contests in 1985 and 1988. A close friend of Barkley, the pair competed on the 1992 Dream Team together that won the Olympic gold in Barcelona.


Craig Ehlo on “The Shot” by Michael Jordan

It is known simply as “The Shot.” The Cavs appeared poised to challenge for an NBA title run in 1988-89 while Chicago was a young team led by Michael Jordan just beginning to mesh. The teams met in a best-of-five playoff series that went to a fifth game in Cleveland. It came down to the closing seconds, with Jordan rising up for a jumper from inside the circle. Ehlo contested but Jordan seemed to hang in the air until Ehlo was out of his way. As the ball nestled through the net, Jordan pumped his fists in jubilation, completing a video highlight for the ages.


Clyde Drexler, Hall of Fame Player

One of the game’s all-time great guards, Clyde “The Glide” Drexler was known for his high-flying yet seemingly effortless swoops to the basket. After almost a dozen seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Drexler left Portland with his name all over the franchise’s record books. A perennial All-Star and a member of the 1992 U.S. Olympic Dream Team, Drexler twice led the Blazers to the NBA Finals. It wasn’t until he joined the Houston Rockets midway through his 12th campaign, however, that he finally earned a championship ring.


Don Nelson, Second-winningest NBA coach

Nelson entered the 2006-07 season with more wins (1,190) than any other NBA coach besides all-time leader Lenny Wilkens (1,332). He is one of only two coaches in league history (joining Pat Riley) to earn NBA Coach of the Year honors on three different occasions and has enjoyed coaching stints in four NBA cities. As a player, he carved a place for himself in NBA history as one of league’s toughest competitors. He had a 14-year NBA playing career that included five championships, and he competed with Bill Russell and John Havlicek on the Celtics.

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