In 1994, I was in my 3rd year of University at the University of Waterloo, and I was living in a student house along with 4 friends. 16 years ago, on June 17, 1994, we were gearing up for game 5 of the NBA Finals featuring the New York Knicks and the Houston Rockets. The series was tied 2-2, and considering it was being played at Madison Square Garden, to say it was a big deal would be an understatement.
As we settled in to the game, suddenly we were shocked to see NBC cut away to a police chase featuring a white Bronco. That's right, the O.J. Chase was 16 years ago today. It's still crystal clear in my mind as I saw my friend and roommate Buzz (an affable Philipino who loved John Starks) jumping up and down screaming at the TV to go back to the game.
We never really got to see the game (which the Knicks won 91-84) as the Bronco chase took over, although we did get some split screen action before NBC decided that the chase was more important. Thinking about it today and remembering Buzz getting upset, made me wonder: Where were you when it happened? What were you doing when O.J. was being chased by the LAPD?
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