Lockout Videos: Your 1990 NBA All-Star Introductions!

Eric Freeman

By the '90s, All-Star Weekend was a mainstay of the NBA. Fans had eaten up the dunk contest, 3-point contest, and all manner of hijinks during the '80s, and things were only going to improve.

This video from 1990s All-Star Saturday in Miami suggests that they were still working out some of the kinks. Not only did they curiously introduce every All-Star on live TV when the game itself took place the next day, but they also made them walk down a giant-shoe staircase to an "It Takes Two" remix that contains all the cliches of late-'80s/early-'90s rap.

On the other hand, this video is worth watching for several reasons. Like, say, the fashions of the era, including Dominique Wilkins' hilarious high-fastening pants and Dennis Rodman in normal clothes. Or, I don't know, hard-to-find highlights of Tom Chambers and Fat Lever.

The true piece de resistance, though, is what has to be the only available highlight of Chris Mullin dunking on an opponent. Clips like that one just don't come along very often. It's the basketball version of the original director's cut of "The Magnificent Ambersons."