'92- Shaquille O’Neal made his NBA debut for the Orlando Magic against Miami. Orlando won 110-100.
'93- New Jersey retired the #3 jersey worn by the late Drazen Petrovic prior to a game at the Meadowlands Arena with Indiana. Petrovic was killed in an auto accident in Germany on June 7,1993. On hand for the ceremony were NBA Commissioner David J. Stern, Petrovic’s former Croatian teammates Dino Radja and Stojko Vrankovic, his father Jole, mother Biserka and brother Aleksander.
'93- The NBA Board of Governors voted to adopt a modified NBA Draft Lottery system that increased the chances of the teams with the worst records in the league of winning one of the first three picks in the NBA Draft.
'95- Houston’s Hakeem Olajuwon scores 21 points in the Rockets’ 119-97 victory over visiting Minnesota, becoming the ninth NBA player to collect 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds in a career.
'96- New York’s Patrick Ewing became the 23rd player in NBA history to reach 20,000 points, scoring 24 in the Knicks’ 92-88 win at Orlando.