Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|NBA - Boston Celtics 1985-86 Champions|
Actors: K.C. Jones, Larry Bird, Robert Parrish, Kevin McHale, Dennis Johnson
Relive the Boston Celtics' sixteenth NBA Championship (still a league record) with this incredible multi-DVD collector's set. Experience the historic 1996 NBA Finals showdown where the Celtics, led by Larry Bird, Robert Pa... more »
Not including the fight in game 5 is horrendous
G. Ouellette | 07/18/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"How can they possibly say that this is the complete series as broadcast in its entirety? Total garbage that they edited out the fight. It happened NBA so get over it. Absolutely ridiculous."
Very good, but not perfect
M. Woodard | Indianapolis, IN | 01/16/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I am conflicted because it is great that this footage is even around to watch. The Bird Celtics always have been my favorite team, and with the addition of Bill Walton for this one year, it is possible that this was the best team ever, certainly at least in the discussion.
However, for a DVD the video quality is pretty poor. There are horizontal scan lines that move up the picture pretty much all the time, as if it was recorded from someone's antenna or something. It seems as if the WWF tape library is in better shape than the NBA's.
As someone else noted, the fight in game 5 was unceremoniously cut out of the DVD. Give me a break, people buying this DVD are adults not kids. It's ridiculous.
The bonus features are also predictably lacking. The crummy year in review is not exactly memorable. Would it have been so hard to interview some of the players, especially those like Bird, Ainge, McHale who are still active in the league, as well as everyone's favorite analyst, Bill Walton?
Still this is a great capsule of a bygone era. The beauty of the Celtics was that anyone of the starters could be the star of any given game. And perhaps the best passing team I've ever seen. With the exception of McHale (aka the Black Hole as noted by Tommy Heinsohn), they were all extremely unselfish players on both ends. No disrespect to Kevin, he was put there to post up and shoot the ball!"