May 17, 1980

NBA awards [1979-80]



Chris Ford made the first 3-pointer in league history. The Jazz moved from New Orleans to Utah. Dr. Jerry Buss bought the Lakers. Darryl Dawkins broke two backboards.

Player of the Year | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 60.4 2-point shooting, 76.5 free throw shooting, 3.4 blocks.

Rookies of the Year | Larry Bird [Celtics] 21.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 48.1 2-point shooting, 83.6 free throw shooting. Magic Johnson [Lakers] 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 54.0 2-point shooting, 81.0 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals.

Defensive Player of the Year | Tree Rollins [Hawks] 3.0 blocks.

Coach of the Year | Bill Fitch [Celtics] 61-21



FIRST TEAM |

Forward | Julius Erving [76ers] 26.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 4.6 assists, 52.3 2-point shooting, 78.7 free throw shooting, 2.2 steals. Age [29]

Forward | Larry Bird [Celtics] 21.3 points, 10.4 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 48.1 2-point shooting, 83.6 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Center | Kareem Abdul-Jabbar [Lakers] 24.8 points, 10.8 rebounds, 4.5 assists, 60.4 2-point shooting, 76.5 free throw shooting, 3.4 blocks. Age [32]

Guard | George Gervin [Spurs] 33.1 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 54.0 2-point shooting, 85.2 free throw shooting. Age [27]

Point guard | Gus Williams [SuperSonics] 22.1 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.8 assists, 48.9 2-point shooting, 78.8 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals. Age [26]



SECOND TEAM |

Forward | Marques Johnson [Bucks] 21.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.5 assists, 54.6 2-point shooting, 79.1 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Forward | Dan Roundfield [Hawks] 16.5 points, 10.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 50.0 2-point shooting, 71.0 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Center | Moses Malone [Rockets] 25.8 points, 14.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 50.4 2-point shooting, 71.9 free throw shooting. Age [24]

Point guard | Magic Johnson [Lakers] 18.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 7.3 assists, 54.0 2-point shooting, 81.0 free throw shooting, 2.4 steals. Age [20]

Guard | Paul Westphal [Suns] 21.9 points, 2.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists, 54.4 2-point shooting, 86.2 free throw shooting. Age [29]



HONORABLE MENTION |

Forward | Adrian Dantley [Jazz] 28.0 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 57.7 2-point shooting, 84.2 free throw shooting. Age [23]

Center | Dan Issel [Nuggets] 23.8 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 50.6 2-point shooting, 77.5 free throw shooting. Age [31]

Guard | World B. Free [Clippers] 30.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.2 assists, 47.6 2-point shooting, 75.3 free throw shooting. Age [26]

Forward | Cedric Maxwell [Celtics] 16.9 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 60.9 2-point shooting, 78.7 free throw shooting. Age [24]
— Kevin Brewer

May 4, 1980

Battle of the Network Stars VIII



Winner | ABC

2 .NBC
3. CBS

Kayak relay | CBS

Chad Everett
Joan Van Ark
Catherine Bach
Gary Sandy

2. ABC
3. NBC

Swimming relay | ABC

Grant Goodeve
Robert Hays
Robyn Douglass
Scott Baio

2. NBC
3. CBS

3-on-3 football | ABC

Quarterback | Kent McCord
Touchdowns | Cathy Lee Crosby 2

2. NBC
3. CBS

Baseball dunk | NBC

2. ABC
3. CBS

Leading scorer | Robert Hays, ABC









Obstacle course | ABC

2. NBC
3. CBS

Best time (men) | Scott Baio, ABC
Best time (women) | Randi Oakes, NBC

Tandem bike relay | ABC

Grant Goodeve / Caroline McWilliams
Robert Hays / Robyn Douglass
Kent McCord / Joan Prather

2. NBC
3. CBS

Running relay | NBC

Sarah Purcell
Pamela Hensley
Brian Kerwin
Randi Oakes
William Devane
Gil Gerard

2. ABC
3. CBS

Tug of War | ABC beat NBC, 2:17

Robert Hays
Grant Goodeve
Joan Prather
Cathy Lee Crosby
Kent McCord

All-Battle team | Kent McCord, ABC

Scott Baio, ABC
Robert Hays, ABC
Randi Oakes, NBC
Cathy Lee Crosby, ABC
Grant Goodeve, ABC
Joan Prather, ABC
Robyn Douglass, ABC



Injuries
Chad Everett, CBS (knee)
Robyn Douglass, ABC (thigh)
Cathy Lee Crosby, ABC (groin)
Joan Van Ark, CBS (back)
Scott Baio, ABC (knee)
Joan Prather, ABC (both hands)