Posted tagged ‘NBA’

Madison Square Gardens In All It’s Glory-Poster Format

February 11, 2009

When it comes to sports, Madison Square Gardens is one of the most historic, prestigious and memorable buildings in the world. It derives its name from the park where the first two gardens were located. As the venue moved to new locations, the name still stuck. Home of the New York Rangers, New York Knicks and countless of other headline events of the years, the Gardens is a focal point in the sports and entertainment world. MSG hosts over 300 events per year, however some of them are more prolific than others. Thus, Sports Poster Warehouse will help you recall some of the most significant moments in Madison Square Gardens history!

Michael Jordan Power Slam Poster

November 8, 1984 – Michael Jordan plays his first game as a professional at MSG, and drops 33 against the Knicks. He left midway through the 4th quarter of this game to a standing ovation from the energized crowd.

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WWE Super Stars Poster

March 31, 1985 – The World Wrestling Federation presents the inaugural WrestleMania. The annual event would return to Madison Square Garden in 1994 and 2004 for WrestleMania X and WrestleMania XX, celebrating the 10th and 20th anniversaries of WrestleMania.

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Victory On Ice Panorama!

The long wait is over! After more than 50 years, The New York Rangers finally capture the ultimate goal, the Stanley Cup. A game 7 victory over the Vancouver Canucks, winning goal by Captain Mark Messier - life couldn’t be sweeter. Madison Square Garden hasn’t seen excitement like this in years.

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Wayne Gretzky FINAL FAREWELL Panoramic Poster

It was one of the most emotional moments in hockey history - after 20 years of thrilling crowds, setting records and winning cups, The Great One decided it was time to move on. In the pre-game ceremony, with friends and colleagues from throughout his career on hand, and a packed house at Madison Square Garden applauding as one, Wayne Gretzky gave his next-to-final salute to the fans while in uniform.

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Kobe Bryant Airborne

On February 2, 2009, Kobe Bryant of Los Angeles Lakers scored 61 points in a 126–117 win over the Knicks. It is the highest single game scoring total for an NBA player at MSG.

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For these and other great sports posters, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Portland Trail Blazers Poster-Aldridge, Roy, Oden-Brand New

January 26, 2009

The Portland Trail Blazers are one of the most interesting teams in all of professional sports. They entered the NBA in 1970. Despite all of the excitement, they struggled for the better part of their first four years until a watershed moment which changed the Blazers’ fate forever; the team selected Bill Walton first overall in the 1974 draft. Walton emerged as a premier big man in the NBA. This, coupled with the selection of Maurice Lucas in the dispersal draft and the hiring of Jack Ramsay as head coach lead to the  Blazers’ first ever NBA championship in 1977. The Blazers’ would-be dynasty disintegrated shortly after, leading to the need for a rebuild. Thus, the 80’s were also a successful period for Portland, who were lead by Clyde “the Glide” Drexler. After only missing the playoffs once in the 1980’s, the Blazers’ made it to the NBA finals both in 1990 and 1992, losing to the Detroit Pistons and Chicago Bulls, respectively. Soon after, the team undertook some personnel changes which backfired. Rasheed Wallace, Briant Grant, Kenny Anderson, Damon Stoudamire, Darius Miles and many others took turns trying to guide the Blazers’ back to prominence. However, it was not meant to be…until a new crop of young talent came along.

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Commemorating the theme of the 2008-09 season, and the three young superstars set to make the Blazers RISE back into the NBA’s elite! Sure to become an iconic piece of all-time Trailblazers memorabilia, “Rise With Us” features the team’s trio of top-six draft picks – dominating big man Greg Oden, dynamite scoring sensation Brandon Roy, and the tower-of-power, LaMarcus Aldridge.

For these and many other great NBA posters, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Vintage NBA Posters

January 16, 2009

In part 2 of our 4 part series of the ‘Top 5 Moments In Each Sport’s History’ segment, we examine those of the NBA.

Through the 63 years of it’s existence, the NBA has been able to showcase the likes of Bill Russell, Red Auerbach, Wilt ChamberlainKareem Abdul-Jabbar, Julius Erving, Walt FrazierGeorge Gervin, Pete Maravich, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird and of course Michael Jordan.

These players both thrilled crowds and revolutionized the game. Their remarkable play inspired others and also served to create great memories for all of us sports fans. The staff at Sports Poster Warehouse salute some of the NBA’s greatest with our top 5 moments in NBA history.

5. First, they transformed the Final Four. Then, they revitalized the NBA! From their legendary battle in the 1979 NCAA Finals, through their countless regular-season and NBA Finals grudge matches throughout the 1980s, to their ultimate union as teammates on the Olympic Dream Team in 1992, Larry Bird and Magic Johnson define an entire era in basketball. While other stars came and went, and the supporting casts were legendary in their own right, it was “Bird vs. Magic” that captured the imagination of a generation of fans.

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4. Friday, June 13, 1997. United Center, Chicago. Game 6 of the NBA Finals. Bulls lead the series 3 Games to 2, and lead the game 64-60 with 3:57 left in the third. Michael Jordan looks on, in the midst of another magnificent performance, as Dennis Rodman steps to the line. The air is thick with excitement – will the Bulls wrap it up tonight? How will it end? Will Rodman clunk another one off the rim? SNAP! The moment is captured for all-time, in glorious panoramic detail.

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3. A cult hero in New York, Earl “The Pearl” Monroe was a master of the dribble – an ABA-style player in the ’70s NBA who helped razzle-dazzle the Knicks to the 1973 Championship. Along with Walt Frazier, Monroe helped form one of the most exciting backcourts in league history! Enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 1990, and named to the NBA’s 50-greatest team in 1996, there’s no forgetting the impact of The Black Jesus on basketball’s evolution.

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2. One of the greatest rivalries in the history of the NBA, one of the most famous photographs in sports history! For the entire decade of the 1960s, centers Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics and Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia/San Francisco Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers went head-to-head, with every meeting becoming a heavyweight tilt.

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1. From the prime of his other-worldly NBA career, this amazing print features the legendary Michael Jordan in a spectacular sky-high slam-dunk moment, soaring high in the air to lay down another dagger on the opposition Orlando Magic. Printed on high-quality paper stock from the original photographic source exclusively for SportsPosterWarehouse.com, and completed with serialized NBA Properties hologram for authenticity, this print will bring back memories of Air Jordan dominance with every glance!

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For these and other great vintage NBA posters, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

New NBA Posters for the 2008-2009 Season

December 18, 2008

The staff at Sports Poster Warehouse are all excited, as the 2008-2009 NBA season is well underway. There have been many great dunks, blocks and shots made and executed thus far. We at Sports Poster Warehouse are celebrating the super start to this season with some awesome new NBA player posters. So, without further adue, here they are…

Chris Paul POINT GUARD Poster

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Derrick Rose FREESTYLE Poster

112Baron Davis BRING IT! Poster

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O.J. Mayo DEBUT Poster

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Michael Beasley LAUNCH Poster

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For these and other great new and vintage NBA team posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com

“The Starting Five” This NBA Season

October 31, 2008

Folks, the NBA season is underway, causing the staff here at Sports Poster Warehouse great excitment. There are plenty of players in new places, great rookies and veterans all looking to prove themselves. This post will be the first in a series of several dedicated to showcasing Sports Poster Warehouse’s early season predictions. Thus, the first one is this season’s “Starting Five” or first team all stars.

Point Guard-Chris Paul SENSATION Poster

Shooting Guard-Kobe Bryant HERO Poster

Small Forward-LeBron James REVERSE Poster

Power Forward-Chris Bosh JUMPER Poster

Center-Dwight Howard SOAR Poster

For these and other great NBA posters, visit www.sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Stay tuned for more NBA predictions!

Electrifying NBA Players

October 8, 2008

Last night was yet another landmark in the sports calendar; the start of the NBA pre-season. Yes, it’s true that these games really mean nothing, as they simply do not count and most NBA rosters are already determined. However, the staff here at Sports Poster Warehouse are all quite excited. Thus, to help everyone get through the NBA pre-season schedule without yawning, we have outlined who we believe will be the 5 most electrifying players in the NBA this season.

5. Rudy Gay SUPERSTAR Poster

4. Dwyane Wade D-WADE Poster

3. Gilbert Arenas AGENT ZERO Poster

2. LeBron James REVERSE Poster

1. Chris Paul SENSATION Poster

Tell us what you think!

Feel free to let us know who you think should be on this list.

For these great basketball posters and others, visit http://www.sportsposterwarehouse.com

Kevin Garnett BIG GREEN Door-Sized Poster Release & Trivia Contest

February 21, 2008

Kevin Garnett is a Boston Celtic.  MVP Kevin Garnett.  Ten time All-Star Kevin Garnett.  All-Star MVP.  Eight time All-NBA and All-Defensive teams.  The first guy to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game for 6 consecutive seasons.  (Larry Bird did it 5 times) The first guy to average at least 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 4 assists per game for 9 consecutive seasons.  Garnett is the first player in the history of NBA that reached at least 18,000 points, 10,000 rebounds, 4,000 assists, 1,200 steals and 1,500 blocks as of his entire playing career.

The time for the Celtics to win a championship is now and as a Celtic fan, I am so excited that this may be the year.

TRIVIA QUESTION

Kevin Garnett was one of the first players drafted directly out of high school to play in the NBA.  How many players preceded him and who were they?

THE PRIZE – Kevin Garnett ” Big Green” – Door Sized

Kevin Garnett Door Size

e-mail your answer to Malcolm Kojokaro: malcolmk@sportsposterwarehouse.com.

Deadline is 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -0500) on Thursday, February 28, 2008. Winner will be chosen at random from the pool of entrants who answered the question correctly. Winners will be contacted by e-mail, and will be mentioned in my next blog.

Have a great day and remember to spread the word about SportsPosterWarehouse.com to your friends, family, and acquaintances!


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