25th Anniversary of 1984 NBA All-Star Game, Dr. J Scores 34
25-years ago today January 29, 1984 the East All-Stars defeated the West All-Stars 154-145. Isiah Thomas would be named the All-Star Game MVP after posting 21 points, 15 assists, and 5 rebounds.
Julius "Dr. J" Erving at the age of 33 put on a show scoring 34 points the day after participating in the 1st ever NBA Slam Dunk Contest losing in the final round to Larry Nance. The 34 point out-pour would be the highest of his 11 All-Star appearance. He won the 1977 All-Star Game MVP . Doc was the superstar-player of the 1976 NBA/ABA merger when he was member of the ABA's New York Knicks. Visit http://www.nbauniverse.com/allstargames/1984_nba_all_star_game.htm to see the complete box score of the 1984 All-Star Game.
The 154 points is the second most point total in NBA All-Star history. The 2003 All-Star Game by the West All-Stars of 155 is the most all-time. The 2003 All-Star Game went to 2 overtimes. The 1984 All-Star Game went to only 1 overtime session.
The 1984 All-Star Game would mark the beginning of NBA All-Star Saturday and the inclusion of the Slam Dunk Contest.
Bernard King added 18 points , and Larry Bird would chip in 16 to help the East earn the victory.
The West All-Stars were led by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who led the West with 25 points. He also grabbed 13 rebounds. Magic Johnson dazzled the crowd coming short of a triple-double by 1 rebound with 15 points, 22 assists, and 9 rebounds.
The 1984 All-Star Game would be last showcase before the Michael Jordan NBA-era.
Happy 25th Anniversary to the 1984 NBA All-Star Game and All-Star Saturday.