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A Very Jordan Christmas: Bulls vs. Celtics in 1986

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We watch and offer real-time commentary on Michael Jordan's 63-point performance vs. Larry Bird's Boston Celtics in the 1986 playoffs in the latest episode of the Over and Back Classic NBA podcast.

We are joined by Curtis Harris of Pro Hoops History and Reinis Lacis of The Handle podcast to discuss the awesomeness of the Celtics and where they rate among the greatest teams, Bird's beautiful perm, a bloody Kevin McHale, the lack of towel hygiene in 1986 NBA, Bill Walton's magical season, the Bulls' dysfunction and drug issues, Jordan coming back from injury and feuding with Jerry Reinsdorf and Jerry Krause, why Orlando Woolridge didn't work well as Jordan's running mate, George Gervin scoring 0 points in his final NBA game, Gene Banks' hustle, the annoying Danny Ainge, and thoughts on Robert Parish, Dennis Johnson, Jerry Sichting, Scott Wedman, Rick Carlisle, Kyle Macy, Sidney Green, Mike Smrek, K.C. Jones, Stan Albeck and more.

For the most enjoyable experience, we recommend you watch the game as you listen to the episode. Here is a link to Game 2 of the 1986 Eastern Conference first round between the Bulls and the Celtics: https://youtu.be/z78LdwAcQUo