Nothing against the great cities and teams of Sacramento, Oklahoma City and Memphis, but how happy is this guy right now?
New York Knick Wilson Chandler looking good in Mitchell & Ness in the latest issue of Dime Magazine.
On this date in history, May 14, 1981, the Boston Celtics won their 14th NBA Championship.
The six game series against the Houston Rockets, featuring Moses Malone, was surprising for a couple of reasons, primarily because Houston was in the series at all. The Del Harris coached Rockets entered the playoffs with the worst regular season record of all 12 playoff teams (40 - 42). Needless to say, nobody thought they'd fight their way into the NBA Finals. Once they made it in to the championship round, most thought a Celtics sweep was inevitable, except the Rockets of course.
Game one went to the Celtics. That game will be a part of NBA history forever , not so much because of the outcome, but because it featured one of Larry Bird's greatest moments. Watch the clip below where you'll see this moment captured as Bird's #1 playoff moment of all time. The picture is a hint, but watch the clip for the real thing.
Game two went to the Rockets 92 - 90. The Celts blew out the Rockets in Houston 94 - 71 to take game three. Game four to Houston at home 91 - 86. Game five was back in Boston with the Celtics in another blowout, 109 - 80. The sixth and final game was in Houston with the boys in green topping the Rockets 102 - 91. The inevitable ultimately happened, but the Rockets made sure that it was a series to be remembered.
Celtics 1980 - 81 Championship Roster
Coach: Bill Fitch
Mitchell & Ness wishes a Happy Birthday to Dennis Rodman. We were thrilled late last year when we finally acquired the rights to make Rodman's jerseys. He was a big hole in our Pistons "Bad Boy" collection. But now, we are finally able to offer the jerseys of Isiah Thomas, Rick Mahorn, Joe Dumars, Bill Laimbeer and Dennis Rodman.
Back to "The Worm".
At this point, when you think of Rodman, you might think of this:
But today, on his 48th birthday, remember these:
Defensive Player of the Year - 1989 - 90 & 1990 - 91
29 rebounds against the Atlanta Hawks on December 12, 1997
Seven time member of the NBA All Defensive Team
Two time NBA All Star
NBA leader in rebounding for seven consecutive seasons
- Member of FIVE NBA Championship teams (3 with the Bulls & 2 with the Pistons)
Happy Birthday Dennis. We'll always think of you as an incredible basketball player.
Congratulations to new Detroit Mayor, and former Detroit Piston, Dave Bing. Let's hope he can make a difference in a great but struggling city.
With his election, and the recent election of Kevin Johnson as mayor of Sacramento, the conversation around the office this morning is about what former athlete would we like to see as mayor of Philadelphia. We've decided on Dave "The Hammer" Schultz. No explanation necessary.
How about you? What former athlete would you like to see in charge of your city?