Larry Bird & Julius Erving "Fight at the Garden" Photograph (SGA Signature Series)
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ABOUT THIS COLLECTIBLE
It was a Friday night. November 9, 1984. Not that this day goes down in American history, but when the Boston Celtics met their arch-rivals the Philadelphia 76ers at the Boston Garden that evening, it was DEFINITELY a memorable game. The 76ers were the NBA World Champions in 1983. The Boston Celtics captured the NBA World Championship title in 1984. Both teams came into this particular game undefeated, Philadelphia at 5-0 and Boston 4-0. The Boston Garden was packed and primed full with 14,890+ raucous fans - the although consecutive sellout. And in the middle of the game, "Friday Night at the Fights" erupted. Bird had posted 42 points (on 17-of-23 shots from the floor) and 7 rebounds in 30 minutes. But he and the Doctor would miss the final 13:38. While it is still not clear who instigated the melee, Bird v. Erving, grabbed and threw punches at each other, and were ejected, at the 1:38 mark of the third quarter. The phrase, "I went to a basketball game and a hockey game broke out," was heard for weeks and months after that wild evening. Part of our unsigned SGA Signature Series that include an Exclusive engraved facsimile signature Inset Plate, this beauty is available with 16x20 and 11x14 photograph of this epic moment between two basketball legends along with BOTH their laser-engraved signatures and team logos. Please note that photos from this period have the vintage blurred look of bygone days of sports photography. All of which adds to the classic feel of this great piece of Sports Art and make this a stunning piece that is sure to get a big reaction. The perfect gift for any basketball fan!