Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. Earvin “Magic” Johnson Jr. was born in Michigan in August of 1959. He went to high school at Everett high school and went to Michigan State University. Magic Johnson was a famous basketball player for 12 years. Johnson was a very good basketball player.
He started all ten playoff games and averaged 28.5 points per game despite being hampered by a number of nagging injuries. Iverson led the Sixers to an upset over the number three seeded Orlando Magic in four games, before losing to the Indiana Pacers in the second round in six games. Prior to the next season, Iverson signed a six-year, $70 million contract extension. That year, the Sixers would continue to improve under Iverson 's leadership, as they finished 49-33, once again qualifying for the playoffs (this time earning the fifth seed, one spot higher than the previous year 's sixth seed).In the playoffs, Iverson averaged 26.2 points, 4.8 assists, 4 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game. Philadelphia would advance past the Charlotte Hornets in the opening round, but was eliminated by Indiana in the second round in six games for the second
These are two picks that one will ever forget. Once Scottie Pippen and Michael Jordan stepped on the court together, their mark on history began. They won six NBA championship together, each one more meaningful than the last. Michael and Scottie had legendary careers, but once again Michael out shines him. Individually, he won six Finals MVP awards, five regular season MVP awards, and ten NBA scoring titles.
Stephen Curry is considered the best three point shooter in the NBA, because he made 272 three pointers in
Kevin Durant is one of the best basketball players in the world. He is self made man that works and thrives hard for what he does. By working hard look where he now. Coming to the draft everyone wanted to have him he was that good. Kevin Durant’s early life was rough but it made his career and life stronger mentally and stronger.
Then, in 5 years he went to the Miami Heat and became a 2 time champion so he played for them for 2 years and then he was 40 years old and retired.
The game and shot almost five years ago, although it feels like it happened over a decade ago. In 32 games, that includes 28 starts, Kobe Bryant is averaging 24.4 points per game against the Heat, and in Bryant’s high individual game he scored 42 points against the Heat of Christmas Day 2004. The Lakers blew the opportunity to secure their second win of the year and dropped a winnable game in New York by getting stagnant on offense allowing and not answering a late Knicks rally and also going ice cold in the final seven minutes of the contest. There is no doubt that stagnation in the offense causes bad shots, besides when you hold a team to 39-percent shooting from the field it should result in a win.
“The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to the Sports Guy” by Bill Simmons, was a book only the Sports Guy could write. Save a few hundred pages for Simmons to inform the readers on how he became the basketball and Celtics fan he is today (hint: it was his dad choosing between a motorcycle and season tickets to the Celtics), why as a child he called himself Jabaal Abdul-Simmons, footnotes galore, his hatred for Isiah Thomas and Wilt Chamberlain, and many of the greatest “What-if’s” in basketball history. Other than that, Bill Simmons uses this behemoth of a book to indulge on what he has thought to be “The Secret” of basketball and winning championships, and gives his take on how the NBA Hall of Fame should be constructed. In a pyramid style ranking with five levels Bill Simmons has who he thinks should be where, as of 2009, and each level getting smaller and smaller due to the higher standard. It all ends with the 12 best of all time, sitting atop the pyramid like kings with Michael Jordan number one.
He participated in the all star game eleven times ("10 Facts About..." 1). In 1999 and in 2000, "The Answer" was announced first team all NBA, in 2000, 2002, and 2003 however Allen was announced to second team all NBA ("Allen Iverson Tribute" 1). The years 2000-2004, Iverson started on the east team in the all star game ("Allen Iverson Tribute" 1). In the 2001 and 2005 NBA all star games, Iverson won all star game MVP ("10 Facts About..." 1). “The Answer” won the MVP award in the 2001 NBA season ("Allen Iverson Tribute" 1).
He played with the Bullets then he got traded to the Celtics in 1952 and became the first african-american player ever to play for the Celtics. He played there for three more years then retired in 1955. 38 years later he died of cancer in 1993. His spirit of courage and bravery in those times of the movement is something that everyone will truly
By the time he was in 8th grade, he had grown a foot taller and could already dunk a basketball (A&E Television). Alcindor was an all-star before the NBA. When Alcindor went to Power Memorial High, he earned the nickname, “The tower from Power” after a record 71 game winning streak. That season’s overall record was 79-2.
This first year of multiple-class basketball tournaments in Indiana was a historic one. History was made because for the first time in IHSAA history, there were four basketball state champions (“IHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament…”). Those champions were Pike High School for class 4A, Indianapolis Cathedral High School for 3A, Alexandria High School for 2A, and Lafayette Central Catholic High School for A (“IHSAA Boys Basketball State Champions”). After this first year of multiple-class basketball in Indiana, the IHSAA board of directors reviewed the class system again.
The final score of the game was 169 to 147; my team won. I ended up retiring in 1973 after 14 seasons in the NBA. I played for 4 NBA teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the Philadelphia 76ers, the San Francisco Warriors and the Philadelphia Warriors. In my career I was in the playoffs 13 out of my 14 seasons and won 2 championships. I was a 13-time all star, one-time finals MVP, and 4-time season MVP.
Jerry West is the only player in NBA history that has been awarded the MVP as a member of the losing team. With LeBron’s 40 point, 14 rebound, and 11 assist Game 5, he joined West as the only player with a 40 point triple-double in the NBA Finals. West had 42, 13, 12 in the Lakers ' 108-106 Game 7 loss to the Celtics on May 5, 1969. This stat line was not out of the norm. LeBron is averaging 34.8 points, 13.5 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 1.5 steals.
Russell Westbrook is a famous professional basketball player who plays for the Oklahoma city thunders. He was forth in the NBA draft. Russell Westbrook was his team top scoring option when Kevin Durant was on sideline for a foot injury. After his third season he became fifth in the league history. He led his team to the 2012 NBA finals after being drafted to the Oklahoma city thunders.