Sunday, March 30, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is March 30th, and on this day:

'76- Paul Silas of the Boston Celtics joined Bill Russell and Bill Bridges as the third player in NBA history to collect 10,000 rebounds before scoring 10,000 points.

'79- Robert Parish of Golden State became the first Warrior in 10 years (since Nate Thurmond) to get at least 30 points and 30 rebounds in a game. Parish scored 30 points and hauled down 32 boards as the host Warriors defeated New York, 114-98.

'80- San Antonio’s George Gervin becomes the fifth player to win at least three consecutive scoring titles, joining George Mikan, Neil Johnston, Wilt Chamberlain and Bob McAdoo. Michael Jordan would later join that select circle.

'86- The Boston Celtics tied an NBA record by beating New Jersey 122-117 for Boston’s 27th consecutive homecourt victory, matching the single-season mark set by the Minneapolis Lakers in 1950. The Celtics eventually extended their record streak to 38 games, over two seasons, before losing to Washington in Hartford on Dec. 2, 1986.

'95- Chicago beat Boston 100-82 to win the first of an NBA record 44 consecutive home games (over two seasons) before losing to Charlotte 98-97 on April 8, 1996.

'00- The United Nations Drug Control Program (UNDCP) and the NBA teamed up to produce an anti-drug public service announcement featuring Sacramento Kings center Vlade Divac. The NBA Store hosted a special press conference featuring Divac on two-way video to announce his participation as the United Nations Drug Control Program Goodwill Ambassador for Sports Against Drugs.

'00- launched, a special online section customized for basketball fans in the United Kingdom. features information relevant to UK fans, including television listings for NBA games and shows on ITV and TNT, local event information, features and statistics. Fans are also be able to participate in interactive activities such as special player chats and mailboxes.

'00- The NBA/National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Prohibited Substances Committee adds Androstenedione (Andro), along with eight additional substances, to the list of steroids banned by the NBA/NBPA Anti-Drug Agreement. The Committee, jointly appointed by the NBA and NBPA, includes three experts in the field of illegal and performance enhancing drugs. The steroids added by the Committee to the list of Prohibited Substances are as follows: Androstenedione, Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), Fluoxymesterone, Methyltestosterone, Nandrolone, Oxandrolone, Oxymetholone, Stanozolol and Testosterone.

'01- The Philadelphia 76ers retired the uniform number 34 in honor of Charles Barkley, who played eight seasons for the Sixers from 1984 to 1992. Barkley became the seventh player in 76ers’ history to have his number retired.

'01- John Stockton of the Utah Jazz played in the 1,330th game of his NBA career, a 95-88 win over Cleveland, and moved into third place all-time in NBA games played. Stockton trailed only Robert Parish (1,611 games) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,560).

Enjoy your day!

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