This article can also be read at North Station Sports This morning I woke up at 7 a.m. and, in my normal routine, Iáswitched on NBA TV. The 1988 All-Star game was playing. While composing my "Tendon-Gate"article, and hearing Dick Stockton doing the play by play in the background, I had to stopáand watch. "Tendon-Gate" was on hold for now... As I watched, I realized this may have been the game that encompassed everything the 1980's were. As the decade was winding down and the NBA greats of that eraáwere moving passed their prime, this exhibition was extremely hard fought with a blend of fundamentals and gritty determinationùqualities that are far lacking in today's All-Star games. These guys wanted toádefeat their peers, they saw this game as less of an exhibition for fun and more of a ...
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