MAGIC JOHNSON'S IRISH TEAMMATE
7 footer John Burke from Naas was teammates with Magic Johnson
In 1999 3 years after retiring from the NBA, Magic Johnson bought over a team in Sweden and became their player/owner! Starting alongside Magic was John Burke from Naas! Check out the 2.20 point of this video for Magic assisting the Irishman!
IRELAND VS THE USA
1993 World University Games
Ireland vs the USA was a regular matchup in the nineties at the World University Games. In 1993 a talented Irish team led by Frank Powell put it up to the Americans in Buffalo. Go to 28.20 to see highlights of the game!
3 NBA PLAYERS ONE GAME
In 2005 Ireland need to beat Slovakia by 17 points to reach a playoff for a position in the A division. This is that game in Dublin.
The game was unique as it was the only game that Ireland's 3 NBA players Marty Conlon, Pat Burke and Cal Bowdler played together in a game.
NBA action featuring Marty Conlon scoring 17 points against the Warriors
Marty Conlon played 379 regular season games in the NBA before playing for Ireland.