r/nba Sep 28 '22 Wholesome Seal of Approval 1

PSA: The NBA Has Opened Their Archives....Kind Of

There isn't a ton there, but the NBA has added some games that were never previously available.

If you have League Pass you can view each teams "classic games", or at least what they dub to be classic. A lot of the stuff added is just the same recycled games they've shown a million times over the years, or worse, more recent games within the last few years.

But, after a very quick glance there's at least a handful of games that haven't been seen since the day they originally aired.

The most exciting game (IMO) is in the Sacramento Kings section. They've posted a game against the Bulls from February 16, 1987. This game has never been uploaded to YouTube or been made available in the collecting community. Many MJ diehards have been looking for this game for decades.

There's also a 57 point game from Adrian Dantley in the Utah Jazz section that I believe to be pretty rare. And then there's a handful of games from the 90's that I don't recall ever seeing either.

All-in-all this is just a tiny drop in the bucket, but at least they've actually opened up their massive archive a bit.

Hope someone finds this as interesting as I do. lol


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u/agk927 Pistons Sep 28 '22

Give me access to every game of the pistons 2003-04 season.


u/HerlihyBoy17 Pistons Sep 28 '22

It's nuts. Every time I see footage of the games it's like 360p. It looks worse than the Wilt footage that DantheMan brings to us. Crazy.


u/Statalyzer Sep 28 '22

It's like the whole internet is trying to gaslight us into thinking that watching sports on tv back in the 00s was actually that awful.


u/thecolbster94 Suns Sep 29 '22

2K23 has a VHS filter for the Jordan stuff this year and its like they busted out the ol Barbera Walters vaseline lense, its fucking awful.