Shaq also has more total points in his career with twenty eight thousand five hundred and ninety six while bill russell has fourteen thousand five hundred and twenty two. Finally Shaq won his last championship in two thousand and five beating the dallas mavericks. The mavericks had dirk nowitzki a big matchup for shaq. Shaq was playing for the miami heat at the
Kobe Bryant once scored 81 points in the modern era. Even Curry 's teammate, Klay Thompson, set a record last season for most points in a quarter with 37. The list of great players who did great things on the court also includes Oscar Robertson (averaged a triple-double over an entire season), Michael Jordon, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, Kareem-Abdul Jabbar and Jerry
That NBA draft Kobe was drafted 13th overall by the Charlotte Bobcats, but then traded to the LA Lakers. In Kobe’s basketball career he went on to win 5 NBA Championships, 1 MVP award, NBA All-Rookie Team, 3 time All-NBA team, 3 time All-defensive Team, 2 time NBA finals MVP, 3 time NBA All-star game MVP, and the defensive player of the year. Outside of the NBA Kobe has won 2 Gold olympic medals for basketball. Ever since a young age Kobe knew that he was going to make it big. He did this all because of his amazing work ethic and love for the game.
He participated in the 1963 march on Washington for Civil Rights and defended Muhammad Ali when he refused to serve in the military on the basis on his religious beliefs. He was the first black to become a head coach of any major sports, and he still was coaching his own team while he was actively playing for the Boston Celtics and he won two times. Like a lot of retired athletes he has co-written autobiographies and unlike other retired athletes his are worth reading and re-reading. When he was told he was elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame he declined to serve but he was inducted anyways. In 2011, Barack Obama gave Bill Russell the highest civilian honor.
For the second time in his pro career, the Lakers defeated the Philadelphia 76ers for the championship title. Additionally, Johnson, who scored 13 points, and made 13 rebounds and 13 assists in Game 6 of the 1982 Finals, earned his second series MVP award. The following season (1982-83) saw the third Finals match-up between the Lakers and the 76ers in four years. This time, however, L.A. was defeated by Philadelphia, losing four consecutive games to the 76ers and winning none during the series. In the 1984 NBA Finals, Johnson again encountered rival Larry Bird, who had signed with the Boston Celtics.
Houston Rockets (53-14) Current Seed: 1 Per usual, head coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense has the Houston Rockets in first place and rolling through the regular season. However, the question remains if D’Antoni’s system can prove sustainable over the course of several long and grueling Western Conference playoff series. Luckily for Rockets fans, they have a second future Hall of Famer in Chris Paul to pair with current MVP favorite James Harden this time around, as they try to dethrone the Golden State Warriors and claim Western Conference superiority. Predicted Playoff Seed: 1 Golden State Warriors (52-16) Current Seed: 2 With Steph Curry nursing a tweak to his oft-injured right ankle, subsequent reports that fellow Splash Brother Klay Thompson
Have you ever wondered just how Michael Jordan was one of the most incredible role models to ever live, as well as an NBA All Star? Well first he had to go through many ups and downs as a child, and he had to exert all the pain and all of the complications of the world in order to get to where he is today. Also his career in the National Basketball Association was filled with ups and downs, but he continued to strive for greatness to become the player he is now. When he was on the court Michael was one of the greatest players and when he was off the court, he gave many people someone to look up to for advice and help.
I have been on the most successful club team around. We have gotten third place at our national tournament two years in a row, and also won our national tournament one year. People say “you do not know what you have had, until you have lost it.” The meaning of this quote has become appallingly clear, as it has become my reality.
For example, one kairotic moment in particular some of you may remember, happened back in 2013. When the Miami Heat’s played the San Antonio Spurs, in the NBA finals. The game was winding down as the Spurs were looking to clinch another win, to seal the deal and take the championship. However, there was one player on the Heat’s roster that thought otherwise. His name was Lebron James, and the Spurs knew he would try and take the last shot to help the Heat’s win the game.
The Orange 's success from beyond the arc has been a key to their run. Syracuse’s 143 3-point attempts broke the tournament record set by the 2015 Huskies team and if the Orange hit seven 3-pointers, they would break the mark of 54 also set by last seasons team. But UConn has yet to be flustered by anyone this season.
He defiantly wouldn’t be the man he is today. John Wooden dominated the game of basketball. In 1927, Wooden led his high school basketball team to the Indiana State Championship. “Wooden earned three straight All-American selections as a guard at Purdue University and was named team captain as a junior” (Biography.com). Even though
From Peoria Illinois, to Oakland California and everywhere in between, Shaun Livingston is proof that hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t talent doesn’t work hard. The Beginning 2004 Livingston is warming up in an empty arena in Brooklyn, he’s a part of the best team in the NBA over the last few years. After running drills with some of the NBA elite such as Steph Curry, and Kevin Durant he’s surrounded by hordes of reporters during his media scrum asking questions about the Warriors. He’s answering all questions with a smile on his face.
Information in my own words in complete sentences (check for 3): Dwyane Wade is a guard of the Miami Heat NBA basketball team. He was born on January 17, 1982 in the famous, Chicago, Illinois. Along with being a two time NBA champion, Dwyane Wade was named the MVP of the 2006 NBA finals, made the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2004, and was the MVP of the NBA All-Star game in 2010. During his time in the NBA, Dwyane Wade has played alongside different basketball legends, including Lebron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, Shaquille O’Neal, and many others yet to come.