With NBA nostalgia running high these days, everybody is going through their old basketball cards looking for Michael Jordan.
So in the style of Yahoo Sports’ popular “Old Baseball Cards” show, we’re doing the same. We dug out some unopened packs of Skybox basketball cards from the 1991-92 season, opened ’em up with a former player who was in the thick of basketball culture in those days — and well, we got a great bit of nostalgia.
Jalen Rose joins on the debut of “Old Basketball Cards.” You know him, of course, from the Fab Five, from his 13-year NBA career, as an analyst for ESPN’s NBA Countdown, co-host of Jalen & Jacoby and the founder of the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy in Detroit. He’s also firmly on the side of Detroit in the rehashing of the Bulls vs. Pistons rivalry that has accompanied the release of “The Last Dance.”
The cards were on our side in this one, as Rose pulled both Jordan and Joe Dumars, in addition to other NBA icons of the time.
We get into all those topics and those players — we talk about MJ memories, how the Fab Five got rid of the short shorts of the early ’90s NBA and, in a new wrinkle, we pick starting fives from the players in our pack. Spoiler alert: Rose thinks his squad is unbeatable. And mine, well? You’ll see.
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