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NBA Retro on Sky Sports: Watch classic games featuring Michael Jordan, LeBron James and more

Monday 1 June 2020 06:14, UK

Charles Barkley posts up against Shawn Kemp in the 1993 Western Conference Finals
Image: Charles Barkley posts up against Shawn Kemp in the 1993 Western Conference Finals

Get ready to relive a series of classic match-ups, astonishing scoring feats and frantic finishes with NBA Retro on Sky Sports.

9pm is the time and Sky Sports Arena (channel 408) is the place every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday night, as we bring you a series of hardwood classics featuring a list of iconic players that includes Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Shaquille O'Neal, Kevin Garnett, Allen Iverson, Tim Duncan and more.

Up next? Sonics @ Suns 1993 Western Conference Finals Game 5 (Saturday 9pm) and Orlando Magic @ New Jersey Nets (November 1993) (Sunday 9pm)

NBA Retro Games: Sonics/Suns 1993

NBA Retro Games: Orlando Magic v New Jersey Nets 1993

Sunday 31st May 9:00pm

NBA Retro continues with two unmissable match-ups this weekend showcasing the talent of two of the most colourful characters in NBA history.

On Saturday night, relive a vintage performance from Charles Barkley in his prime as the Phoenix Suns host Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and the Seattle Supersonics in Game 5 of the 1993 Western Conference Finals.

Barkley was superb throughout the 1992-93 season and was voted the league's Most Valuable Player for the only time in his career, beating Michael Jordan to the award.

Relive MVP Charles Barkley’s brilliant 43-point performance in Phoenix’s Game 5 win over the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1993 Western Conference Finals. 4:28
Relive MVP Charles Barkley’s brilliant 43-point performance in Phoenix’s Game 5 clash with the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1993 Western Conference Finals

A meeting with Jordan's Chicago Bulls in the NBA Finals beckoned if Barkley could lead the Suns past the Sonics. With the series level at 2-2, 'Sir Charles' unleashed one of the best performances of his career in Game 5, posting a 43-point triple-double. Would it be enough to overcome Seattle?

On Sunday night, a November 1993 match-up between the Magic and Nets provides the stage for a young Shaquille O'Neal to perform at his dominant best. It is a display you do not want to miss.

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Shaquille O'Neal rises for an emphatic dunk for the Orlando Magic against the New Jersey Nets 0:35
Relive the dominance of the young Shaquille O'Neal in his historic 20-rebound triple-double for the Orlando Magic against the New Jersey Nets in November 1993

In only his second season, Shaq stuffed the stat sheet with a triple-double that echoed the performances of 1960s legends Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain. O'Neal put up 24 points, 28 rebounds and an NBA-record-tying 15 blocks in just 36 minutes.

All NBA Retro games will be aired on Sky Sports Arena (Channel 408). Wednesday night games will be preceded by a brand new edition of Sky Sports Heatcheck with Ovie Soko, Mo Mooncey and Jaydee Dyer.

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Schedule: NBA Retro on Sky Sports

Saturday May 30, 9pm: Seattle Supersonics @ Phoenix Suns, 1993 Western Conference Finals Game 5
Watch Charles Barkley in his prime as he leads the Suns into battle against Gary Payton, Shawn Kemp and the Sonics.

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Sunday May 31, 9pm: Orlando Magic @ New Jersey Nets, November 20, 1993
Shaquille O'Neal produces one of the most monstrous triple-doubles in NBA history in just his second season in the league.

Michael Jordan in action for the Chicago Bulls after returning to the NBA in March 1995
Image: Michael Jordan in action for the Chicago Bulls after returning to the NBA in March 1995

Wednesday June 3, 9pm: Chicago Bulls @ New York Knicks, March 28, 1995
Wearing an unfamiliar No 45, Michael Jordan lights up Madison Square Garden in the famous 'Double Nickel' game.

Saturday June 6, 9pm: New York Knicks @ Indiana Pacers, 1994 Eastern Conference Finals Game 6
Patrick Ewing and the Knicks travel to Indiana bidding to stave off playoff elimination.

Sunday June 7, 9pm: Milwaukee Bucks @ Philadelphia 76ers, November 1, 1996
Relive Allen Iverson's NBA debut as the Sixers host the Bucks in this season opener.

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Wednesday June 10, 9pm: Portland Trail Blazers @ San Antonio Spurs, 1999 Western Conference Finals Game 2
Head coach Gregg Popovich finds an unlikely hero as the Spurs mount a fightback against the Blazers.

Saturday June 13, 9pm: Minnesota Timberwolves @ Atlanta Hawks, December 14, 1999
Dikembe Mutombo produces a career-best performance while Kevin Garnett records a quadruple-double in this epic regular season encounter.

Vince Carter throws down a dunk at a Raptors' practice in 1999
Image: Vince Carter throws down a dunk at a Raptors' practice in 1999

Sunday June 14, 9pm: Phoenix Suns @ Toronto Raptors, February 27, 2000
At the height of Vinsanity, Vince Carter erupts for a 50-point game against the Suns.

Wednesday June 17, 9pm: Game TBC
Confirmation of this evening's game will be available shortly.

Saturday June 20, 9pm: Washington Wizards @ New Jersey Nets, April 7, 2007
Nets All-Stars Jason Kidd and Vince Carter combine for an NBA landmark not reached since 1989.

LeBron James drives by Paul Pierce during a Cavaliers-Celtics game 3:59
In one of the greatest Game 7 battles in NBA playoff history, Cleveland's LeBron James and Boston's Paul Pierce went toe-to-toe in the 2008 Eastern Conference Finals decider

Sunday June 21, 9pm: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Boston Celtics, 2008 Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Game 7
LeBron James and Paul Pierce go basket-for-basket in a memorable series-deciding game.

Wednesday June 24, 9pm: Cleveland Cavaliers @ Orlando Magic, 2009 Eastern Conference Finals Game 6
Dwight Howard comes up huge against LeBron James in a critical Conference Finals clash.

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Saturday June 27, 9pm: Indiana Pacers @ Golden State Warriors, December 5, 2016
Relive an astonishing shooting display as Klay Thompson lights up the Pacers with an NBA season-high and a career-best 60 points in just 29 minutes of play.

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