VIDEO: John Sterling, Walt Frazier Call Epic 1989 Dominique Wilkins-Michael Jordan Matchup


Michael Jordan scored 48 points and finished just one assist shy of a triple-double. Dominique Wilkins had 28. And there was plenty of star power behind the mic, too.

Courtesy of the folks at deadspin.com and YouTube, here's a neat little video of current New York Yankees announcer John Sterling and current New York Knicks announcer Walt "Clyde" Frazier calling the January 10, 1989 contest between the Chicago Bulls and your Atlanta Hawks.

Ah, the short-shorts. Michael Jordan's bald head and Dominique's tribute to Bobby Brown with the hi-top fade. And the verbose Sterling and "Just for Men" spokesman Frazier weren't even that verbose during the the telecast, where they basically stuck to talking about basketball without ridiculous nicknames and other unnecessary announcer noise.

Savor this video while you can. It's likely the only kind of NBA-style basketball we'll be seeing for a while. That is, unless NBA Commissioner David Stern comes off his edict to tell low-level team employees not to associate with their NBA player friends and settles this silly lockout thing that threatens to wipe out the 2011-12 season.

While some of us here at SB Nation Atlanta hope that the Hawks owners a/k/a the least honest owners in North American professional sports* suffer through a long and costly lockout to pay for letting the Atlanta Thrashers leave town, we still love the game, especially when two titans of the NBA clash in an epic matchup, which was won by the Bulls 104-101.

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