ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 18, 1984
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(NYC) Buffalo-Dallas football game detailed; performances of individual players (named in report) discussed. Films shown courtesy CBS sports. Other NFL (National Football League) scores listed on screen. Julius "Dr. J." Erving and Larry Bird's joint business ventures, while remaining basketball competitors, noted; their recent on-court brawl shown, discussed. ["Boston Globe" spokesperson Bob RYAN - blames Moses Malone for escalating incident.] [Player Cedric MAXWELL - describes Charles Barkley's actions; was surprised at Erving's behavior.] Fine imposed on each mentioned. [ERVING - jokes about incident; regrets it.] [Player M.L. CARR - praises Erving.] [Converse vice president Gilbert FORD - thinks fracas will help sales.] [Bernard KING, Rudy TOMJANOVICH - note violence's role in game.] Incidents between Tomjanovich and Kermit Washington and between Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Kent Bentson recalled, shown. [BARKLEY, ERVING, RYAN, BIRD - hope it's over.] Mark Breland mentioned.
REPORTER: Dick Schaap