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  1. "Ice Man" gets hot, wins NBA scoring title

    Larry Schwartz

    On the season's final day, after the Nuggets' David Thompson scores 73 points against the Pistons, the Spurs' George Gervin nets 63 vs. the Jazz to win the NBA's closest scoring battle. Gervin finishes with a 27.22 average, Thompson 27.15.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 03, 2002
  2. Cousy among those elected to NBA Hall of Fame

    Larry Schwartz

    Bob Cousy, Bob Pettit and Abe Saperstein are elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | January 17, 2002
  3. Pete Maravich, 40, dies of heart attack

    Larry Schwartz

    Pete Maravich, the greatest scorer in college basketball history and a five-time All-Star during his 10-year NBA career, dies of a heart attack at 40 after a pickup game in Pasadena.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 30, 2001
  4. Chamberlain begins record streak, scoring 50

    Larry Schwartz

    Scoring 50 points against the Chicago Packers, Philadelphia's Wilt Chamberlain begins an NBA record seven-game stretch of scoring at least 50 points in each contest.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | December 10, 2001
  5. Bird soars to another NBA milestone

    Larry Schwartz

    Larry Bird becomes the fifth player in NBA history to score 20,000 points with 5,000 assists in the Celtics' 123-95 rout of the Bullets at Boston Garden.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | November 26, 2001
  6. Rifleman is first to shatter an NBA backboard

    Larry Schwartz

    Chuck Connors, who will gain fame as "The Rifleman" on TV, becomes the first player in the NBA (called the BAA then) to shatter a backboard. The Celtics center does it not with a dunk, but on a two-handed shot in pregame warmups at Boston Arena.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | October 30, 2001
  7. Back injury forces Bird into retirement

    Larry Schwartz

    Larry Bird is forced to retire because of a bad back. Bird is the only non-center to win three consecutive MVP awards (1984-86). A 10-time All-Star, he led the Celtics to three NBA titles, averaging 24.3 points and 10 rebounds in his 13-year career.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | August 16, 2001
  8. NBA modifies "four-year rule" for hardship

    Larry Schwartz

    The NBA permits hardship cases to be drafted before completing four years in college.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 21, 2001
  9. Plain and simple, Bird one of the best

    Larry Schwartz

    Larry Bird is the only non-center to win three consecutive MVP awards in the NBA.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | June 07, 2001
  10. Larry Legend - Bird wins third straight MVP

    Larry Schwartz

    The Celtics' Larry Bird wins his third consecutive NBA MVP.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 25, 2001
  11. Dr. J is center of attention, earns MVP award

    Larry Schwartz

    The 76ers' Julius Erving wins the NBA's MVP, the first non-center to take the award in 17 years.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 24, 2001
  12. Prayers answered as Ewing becomes a Knick

    Larry Schwartz

    Dave DeBusschere, the Knicks head of basketball operations, has his prayers answered as the Knicks win the NBA lottery and select Georgetown's three-time All-American center, Patrick Ewing.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 10, 2001
  13. Inspired by Reed, Knicks capture first NBA title

    Larry Schwartz

    Willis Reed's appearance inspires the Knicks, who rout the Lakers, 113-99, in Game 7 at Madison Square Garden to win their first NBA title. Walt Frazier scores 36 points and has 19 assists.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | May 07, 2001
  14. Cooper first African-American drafted in NBA

    Larry Schwartz

    The Boston Celtics are the first team to draft an African-American when Red Auerbach selects Chuck Cooper, a second-team All-American from Duquesne, in the second round.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 25, 2001
  15. Record-breaking 76ers edge Warriors for title

    Larry Schwartz

    With Wilt Chamberlain scoring 24 points and grabbing 23 rebounds, the Philadelphia 76ers win the NBA championship, beating the Warriors, 125-122, in Game 6 in Philadelphia. The Sixers set a then regular-season record by going 68-13.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 23, 2001
  16. A fan-tastic NBA beginning and a fond farewell

    Larry Schwartz

    The Lakers beat the Syracuse Nationals four games to two in the first NBA Finals as George Mikan scores 40 points in a 110-95 win in 1950. In 1989, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plays his final NBA regular season game, scoring 10 and helping the Lakers win 121-117.

    SpecialFeature | Conversation | April 22, 2001