Hoops Links: Turner, Lakers, Knight, Stern

February 2 at 10:13pm CST By Zach Links

On this date in 1996, the Bulls’ 99-84 road win over the Lakers – with Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson meeting on the court for the first time since Game 5 of the 1991 NBA Finals – set, at the time, a record as the highest-rated NBA game ever on cable TV.  The telecast on TNT earns a 7.1 rating and a 13.1 share, being viewed in an average of 4.75 million homes.  The rating mark stood until the May 21, 1996 Bulls-Magic playoff game.  Here’s this week’s look around the basketball blogosphere..

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