The Golden Age of Basketball - Volume II by Steven A. Roseboro continues the retrospective of one of the greatest Decades in NBA History; Volume 2 begins with the seminal NBA Draft of Michael Jordan, Akeem Olajuwon, Charles Barkley and John Stockton, followed by Jordan and Patrick Ewing leading the 1984 United States Olympic Basketball Team to the Gold Medal in Los Angeles. In the 1985 Laker-Celtic NBA Championship rematch Superstars Bird and Magic were upstaged by ageless wonder Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, whose MVP performance at age 38 led the Lakers to their first Championship victory vs. the Celtics in 9 tries. Bird's Celtics would regain the Title in 1986, only to watch Magic storm back in 1987 & 1988 to lead the Lakers to the first Back-to-Back NBA Championships since Bill Russell's Celtics in 1969. The next wave of NBA Superstars took their place at the end of the Decade, led by the incredible Jordan, the MVP of the 1988 season. Gritty Isiah Thomas would close out the Eighties by leading his blue-collar "Bad Boys", the Detroit Pistons to the Franchise's first NBA title in 1989. These brilliant performances by future Hall of Famers Magic, Bird, Kareem, Isiah, Jordan, Olajuwon, Barkley, Karl Malone, John Stockton, Patrick Ewing, Dominique Wilkins and Clyde Drexler are captured by Mr. Roseboro on over 100 action photos where you can reach out and touch the intensity of the competition!.
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About the Author
Steven A. Roseboro lived a double life as a Physical Therapist and freelance Photojournalist covering NBA Basketball from 1981-1990. He served 5 years as NBA Photographer for SuperBasket, a weekly Basketball Magazine in Milan, Italy, and his work has been prominently published in Spain and England as well as the United States. He is the current Owner of Steven A. Roseboro Physical Therapy in Hawthorne, CA. You can relive the NBA in the Eighties on Facebook/The Golden Age of Basketball, & follow Steven on Twitter/SARPT1