Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 4th, and on this day:
'82- San Antonio’s George Gervin racked up 48 points, surpassing 19,000 career points, in a 110-101 loss to Boston.

'96- Utah’s John Stockton hands out 11 assists during the Jazz’ 110-87 victory over Phoenix, becoming the first NBA player to collect 11,000 career assists.

'98- Arbitrator John Feerick upheld the NBA's suspension of Latrell Sprewell for the 1997-98 season, resulting in a monetary penalty of $6.4 million, finding that the NBA's investigation was "done in good faith and was fair and adequate.” Feerick also found "that the NBA complied with the standards of industrial due process." He reduced the NBA's suspension to the extent it had included approximately one month of the 1998-99 season. However, the arbitrator reinstated Sprewell's contract with Golden State for the 1998-99 and 1999-2000 seasons, finding that the combination of a one-season suspension and a contract termination would not be appropriate under all of the circumstances.
Enjoy your day!

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