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The Good Point: Glory Days: Kobe, Jordan, Marv and The NBA on NBC

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I was watching some older NBA stuff the other day when I realized it’s been 10 full seasons now since the NBA ended it’s run on NBC. It’s kind of a strange period: everybody looks back fondly at the NBA on NBC while barely caring about any other old broadcast: who pines for the days when Brent Musburger called games on CBS or for Chris Schenkel’s bowling stuff? Probably has something to do with a certain couple personalities.

From my essay:

There were many things to love about the NBA on NBC: the Jordan Dynasty with his six titles; the Kobe and Shaq Lakers winning multiple championships; the iconic theme song. But another was how wide-ranging its broadcasts seemed: I remember when the Raptors played on a national game. And I remember when they aired two, sometimes three games on single day.

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Written by M.

August 4, 2012 at 11:07 pm

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