Kentucky Basketball: Anthony Davis sets NBA All-Star scoring record

Now that is how you put on a show for the hometown crowd when you’re hosting the NBA All-Star Game. Former Kentucky star Anthony Davis set an All-Star scoring record with 52 points (plus 10 rebounds) on his way to MVP honors Sunday night. The game was in New Orleans, where the former No. 1 overall pick Davis is now a star for the Pelicans. He shattered the previous All-Star scoring...
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Sustained Excellence: Various Paths of the NBA “Journey”

“Sustained Excellence” is a periodic series looking back at the 50th anniversary of Bill Russell’s coaching debut season, and at the Celtic dynasty in general.Believe it or not, in the infancy of his basketball playing days, the last thing you wanted to do was put Wilt Chamberlain on the free-throw line. He wasn’t going to miss, and even if he did, you couldn’t stop him...
Via Celtics Life
17 hours ago

Who will break these NBA All-Star Game records?

LeBron's mad at his team, the New York Knicks are weighing a number of absurd trades, and Lance Stephenson is on a roster. That can only mean one thing: It's February in the NBA and everybody could use a break.Fortunately, we've made it to All-Star Weekend! While it's a bummer to have to survive a few days without real, competitive basketball, All-Star Weekend gives us the chance...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook can join exclusive club with triple-double against Wizards

The Oklahoma City Thunder are in Washington tonight to face the Wizards, a team Russell Westbrook has enjoyed facing as of late.Oklahoma City’s star point guard has put up a triple-double in each of the past three meetings against the Wizards, including a 35-point, 14-rebound, 11-assist performance earlier this season.If Westbrook can manage another triple-double against Washington...
Via The Sports Daily
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Kobe Bryant memorabilia stolen from the NBA legend's high school

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant's Philadelphia-area high school shrine was broken into on Sunday and the thieves made out with quite a haul of the NBA legend's memorabilia. Or so they thought.Authorities are investigating the theft of several items that were lifted from a display case outside the Bryant Gymnasium at Lower Merion High School, where Bryant famously played...
Via FOX Sports
13 days ago

WATCH: Five obscure Shaq facts aka Shaqtoids

From Shaq wanting to be in The Terminator series to the origins of his awful free-throw shooting to Wilt Chamberlain preferring Gheorghe Mureșan over Shaq, we take a look back at some of the more random Shaqtoids from the Big Fella's storied career.
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Isaiah Thomas on chasing Wilt Chamberlain on his 52-point night for Boston #Celtics

Boston Celtics star Isaiah Thomas talked about his historic 52-point performance against the Miami Heat Friday night, discussing how it felt crazy to be in the same sentence as Wilt Chamberlain. Thomas' 29 fourth quarter points came one bucket short of tying Wilt Chamberlain's NBA record 31 fourth quarter points, which he set in his 100-point game. Visit
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December 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Warriors legend Nate Thurmond dies at age 74

Legendary Warriors center Nate Thurmond has passed away at the age of 74. Thurmond died Saturday morning in San Francisco following a brief battle with leukemia, the Warriors announced per Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports. The Warriors announce that Nate Thurmond passed away this morning in San Francisco at the age of 74 after a short battle with leukemia. — Marc J. Spears...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Wilt Chamberlain headband from 1971 being sold at auction

If you have a spare $4,000-$6,000 laying around, you could be the proud new owner of a 1971 Wilt Chamberlain headband. Wilt Chamberlain's headband from 1971 is being sold in SCP Auction's sale in August. Estimate is $4,000 to $6,000 — Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) June 27, 2016 Now, Chamberlain was nearing the end of his career in 1971, but he was...
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June 27, 2016  |  Discuss

The ghost of Wilt Chamberlain still exists

Philadelphia Daily News copy editor Mark Perner still gets a kick out of the 76ers final regular-season game in 1968. The 61-20 Sixers played a rather meaningless game versus the Baltimore Bullets. On a squad with names like Wali Jones, Billy Cunningham and Hal Greer, Wilt Chamberlain held rank as the team’s most important lifeline and arguably the league’s most recognizable...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

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