NBA Hardwood Classics
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Wish you could have seen Kareem Abdul-Jabbar or Pete Maravich’s first ever NBA game? What about Clyde Frazier and Elvin Hayes from the intense Baltimore-New York rivalry of the '70s or a gem from the Bird/Magic Celtics/Lakers '80s clashes? Well, now you can with this ultimate NBA classic playlist of rarely seen games. It's an NBA fan's dream and it's all at your fingertips.
|1||VideoKareem Abdul-Jabbar Stars in NBA Debut||Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's introduction to the NBA meant a one-on-one encounter with a future Hall of||1:28:28||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoPete Maravich's Long Awaited NBA Debut||After averaging an unfathomable 44.2 points per game at LSU, college's most celebrated showman was||1:35:32||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoBullets-Knicks Old School Rivals||At heart of one of the great rivalries in NBA history, the Bullets and Knicks met for the second||1:17:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoMoses Backs Up Bold Championship Prediction||Moses Malone's 1983 championship prediction of Fo' Fo' Fo' was looking especially good after the||1:22:03||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoLakers Stay Alive vs. the Celtics in '84 Finals||It is only fitting that the first Celtics-Lakers NBA Finals matchup of the '80s would go the||1:31:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoBird Soars in Game 7 Celtics-Pistons Playoff Masterpiece||Game 7 of the 1987 Eastern Conference Finals saw nineteen second-half lead changes and plenty of||1:52:44||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoCeltics Bounce Back vs. Lakers in '87 NBA Finals||After experiencing what Celtics guard Dennis Johnson described as two embarrassing losses, Game 3||1:28:37||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoThe Shot! Michael Jordan’s Game-Winner Over Craig Ehlo / Cavs||Cleveland fans got their first taste of Jordan’s greatness when MJ caught the inbounds pass along||1:33:49||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoBulls Deliver Thriller in Game 1 Finals Winner||Chicago's quest for a fifth title was contested by a Utah team, led by the duo of John Stockton and||1:18:07||$1.99||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoShaq Overwhelms before Kobe Takes Over, Game 4, 2000 NBA Finals||Shaquille O'Neal had 36 points and 21 rebounds but it was 21-year-old Kobe Bryant who turned in the||1:59:57||$1.99||View In iTunes|
NBA HARDWOOD CLASSICS: BETTER LATE THAN NEVER
I first want to thank iTunes for finally meeting my countless requests and making classic NBA games available for download. Now, I request that additional classic NBA games be made available for download. As a devoted and longtime NBA fan and iTunes user, I suspect that by adding additional classic games will not only increase usage and generate revenue for iTunes, but will be met with open arms among the countless iTunes users who are NBA lovers as well. I would like to see additional classic games that feature all the greats from any and all eras of the NBA. Classic NBA All-Star Games including Magic's MVP performance in 1992; Glen Rice's historic 24 point 2nd half performance in 1997; Jordan’s final All-Star Game which saw the Western Conference All-Stars in prevail in a dramatic 2OT game 2003 should not be missed, either. NBA Finals and Playoff games including the Bulls’ Game 7 2nd round playoff series win over the Knicks in 1992; Jordan's spectacular Game 1 performance in the 1992 NBA Finals; John Starks’ iconic dunk over Jordan in Game 2 of the 1993 Eastern Conference Finals; the Suns’ 3OT victory in Game 3 of the 1993 NBA Finals; Jordan's 55 point performance in Game 4; Paxon’s series clinching 3 pointer to close out the 1993 NBA Finals; the 8th seeded Denver Nuggets dramatic first round playoff series win in Game 5 over the #1 seeded Seattle SuperSonics; Kevin Johnson’s thunderous dunk over Hakeem Olajuwon in Game 4 of the 2nd round playoff series between the Houston Rockets and the Phoenix Suns; the 8th seeded Nuggets’ dramatic Game 6 win over Utah to force a Game 7 after being down 0-3 in the series becoming the first team in NBA playoff history to do so; Reggie Millers’ 25 point 4th quarter performance in Game 5 against the Knicks; the Knicks’ dramatic Game 7 win over Indiana in the Eastern Conference Finals; Reggie Miller’s memorable performance of 8 points in 8.1 seconds in Game 1 of the 1995 first round series against the Knicks; Rik Smits’ dramatic buzzer beating shot to seal the Pacers win in Game 4 of the 1995 Eastern Conference Finals against the Orlando Magic; the Bulls’ Game 7 victory over Indiana in the 1998 Eastern Conference Finals; the Lakers Game 7 win over Portland in 2000 which saw them advance to the NBA Finals for the first time in 12 years, should also be considered. And while everyone remembers the historic 72-10 regular season record set by the Bulls during the 1995-1996 season, not many remember the Denver Nuggets’ dramatic home win over the Bulls; or the Toronto Raptors’ unfathomable 1-point win led by their rookie sensation Damon Stoudamire, or Miami’s 1-point road victory in Chicago that year which resulted in the Bulls’ first regular season home loss. The Bulls’ record-breaking 70th win in Milwaukee should also be made available as it was a historic game. iTunes should also post some of the greatest postseason classic matchups ever to have occurred: Nique vs. Bird. Jordan vs. Detroit. Iverson’s historic performance in Game 1 of the 2001 NBA Finals. The entire 2002 Western Conference Finals series between the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Lakers including the dramatic buzzer beating game winning shot in Game 4 by Robert Horry. Iverson's career playoff high of 55 points against the Hornets in 2003, as well as other classic NBA games which feature buzzer beating finishes or record-breaking performances should also be made available for download as well. Again, I congratulate iTunes on taking the next step in making available a good product, and I encourage iTunes to continue to move forward by making additional classic NBA games available for download. I am confident that the response will be overwhelmingly favorable and positive. I am sure I am forgetting other moments which need consideration as well, but only time will tell if they will become available for download.
where are the real classics
like the OT celtics win over LA in 1969
or the triple OT championship game of 76
This is awsome!! I hope more mj bulls game become available