Today in Sports History: March 6

By Jonah Sharf

On March 6, 2000, on his 28th birthday, legendary center Shaquille O’Neal recorded a career high 61 points to go with 23 rebounds to lead the Lakers to a 123-103 win over the Clippers. Shaq was 24-35 from the field and 13-22 from the free throw line, and the Lakers won easily, not needing much help from anyone else. Only two other players recorded double digits in scoring — Kobe Bryant and Glen Rice — they seemed happy to let Shaq celebrate his birthday with an all-time impressive performance.

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