1994 NBA Finals OJ Simpsons Bronco Chase

On June 17th, 1994, game 5 of the NBA Finals on NBC between the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks was interrupted by a police pursuit involving OJ Simpson.

Other networks were showing the chase live. NBC initially showed a split small screen of the chase on the bottom right corner. Eventually, the chase was full screen and the basketball game minimized.

This annoyed me! Every network had the chase, why did NBC have to do this!? I remember jamming the “Picture and Picture” button on my remote control hoping somehow the game would get bigger.
I heard from people that attended the game that almost everyone there and even some NBA players were keeping tabs on the chase!
Not having MJ in the finals, NBA was probably worried about them ratings, so they got OJ!

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