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Hey Vince, Lakers win in Six!!!

May 11, 2022 10:21AM
was that a great finish or what?????


btw; I looked up and watched the actual game 6 on YouTube and the main events of the game were captured pretty closely on the series finale......

what do you think season II will be based on??? I'm guessing 1985 where the Lakers finally beat Boston... or it could be 83 when the 76ers get revenge on the Lakers..

From WIKI on Game 6: [en.wikipedia.org]

The series-deciding Game 6 became the most notorious example of CBS's practice of showing even the most important NBA games on "tape delay" broadcasts. Because May 16, 1980, was a Friday, the network did not want to preempt its two highest-rated shows, The Dukes of Hazzard and Dallas, even though both shows were already in reruns: the 1979–80 TV season had ended early, back in March (Dukes and Dallas both aired their season finale March 21), in anticipation of a strike that summer by the Screen Actors Guild. So Game 6 was shown at 11:30pm Eastern (10:30pm Central) in all but eight US cities: Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland, Las Vegas, Seattle, San Francisco, Sacramento and Reno, who carried it live; all but Philadelphia are located in the Pacific Time Zone, thus could show the game live at 6 p.m. local time, then carry CBS's prime time lineup, delayed by a few minutes for the ending of the game. In Atlanta, the CBS affiliate didn't show Game 6 at all, bumping it to independent station WATL-TV, who at least carried the contest live.[18] (This is often cited as an example of TV's lack of interest in the NBA in the "pre-Magic and Bird" era.)

Had Game 7 been played, it would have tipped off at noon Pacific (3 p.m. Eastern).

The 1980 Finals would mark the last play-by-play assignment for Brent Musburger, who was joined on color commentary by Utah Jazz play-by-play announcer Hot Rod Hundley and Boston Celtics legend Bill Russell. Musburger would remain involved with CBS' NBA coverage until 1989, but his duties for later NBA Finals were as a studio host, though he continued to call play-by-play on various occasions.

Can't wait for season II

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