And it wasn't HD, either. Nothing like sitting there, your face six inches from the screen, desperately trying to figure out what exactly it was that Patrick Ewing was wearing in the playoffs. The main alternative to TV was Sports Illustrated — if you were lucky. The Eastbay catalog wasn't as widespread as it is now, and widespread use of the Internet was still years off.
The First Time You Saw A New Basketball Sneaker Was When Someone Wore It In The NBA