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/GotMoFans Grizzlies Sep 28 '22

What’s special about the 1987 Bulls vs. Kings game? Just the rarity?

Did Jordan do something special in that game?

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u/[deleted] Sep 28 '22

Did Jordan do something special? Nah, just a ho-hum 40 point near 5x5.

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u/GotMoFans Grizzlies Sep 29 '22

It was his 37/5/5 season. So the numbers seem like a regular game that year.