1988 All-Star Game


Go Buckeyes
The NBA Network had this game on last night. I was pleasantly surprised by how competitive it was. The players actually cared and played hard the whole game. It was better basketball than you see in a regular season game today. WAY better than today's exhibition all star games.

I was a fan of the NBA back then but really thought my tastes had changed. Now I realize it really was the NBA that had changed. This brought back memories of what it was like when the NBA was full of competitors and not just entertainers.


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Even then salaries were at risk but maybe not enough to negate the competitive juices. How often do players of that caliber get a chance to play a competition of that caliber> They truly were the best in the world and no one was close. Now, they make WAY too much to risk injury and take that game seriously.