Thursday, April 3, 2008

Today's Date in NBA History

(Boulder-CO) Today's date is April 3rd, and on this day:
'87- The New Jersey Nets honored Julius Erving before his last game against his former club by retiring uniform #32, which Erving wore during his ABA days with the Nets. He also has had his uniform #6 retired by Philadelphia.

'96- Vancouver defeated visiting Minnesota 105-103 to snap its NBA record streak of 23 consecutive losses.

'98- Michael Jordan reached 29,000 career points in a 107-93 win over Minnesota. At the time, Jordan joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players to reach that plateau.

'99- Kendall Gill of the New Jersey Nets tied an NBA record which had stood for more than 22 years when he recorded 11 steals against the Miami Heat. Larry Kenon of the San Antonio Spurs notched 11 steals against the Kansas City Kings on December 26, 1976.
Enjoy your day!

2 comments:

Commish CH said...

I dont think Ive ever seen or ever again will see a tour like Dr J had when he retired. Pure class along the whole way, and lots of rocking chairs.

ThaAnswer said...

Martin suspended one game. What a joke.