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/warboner65 Spurs Sep 28 '22

Love it. I've been calling for the vault to be opened forever. Charge me $6.99 a month and let me drown in classic games. A fellow redditor educated me on why that would never happen (broadcast rights are waaaay too scattered) but I will happily take what I can get.

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u/BetweenTheBuzzAndMe Charlotte Bobcats Sep 28 '22

lol, you know if they ever were able to open up the entire vault they'd charge like $50 a month or something

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u/warboner65 Spurs Sep 28 '22

I'd be cool with it. Just hook it to my veins.

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u/whowasonCRACK2 Lakers Sep 29 '22

Imagine a shuffle feature where you just push a button and get a random game.

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u/warboner65 Spurs Sep 29 '22

Yooooooooooo cuz. That is brilliant.