Today in Sports History: November 28

By Veronica An Los Angeles Clippers coach Larry Brown notches his 400th career win when the Clippers defeat the Denver Nuggets 121-119 in 1992. With 965 NBA games under his belt, Brown is often considered one of the greatest coaches in NBA history even though he is known for frequently switching teams. He is one…

Today in Sports History: November 27

By Veronica An In 2015, James Harden scored 50 points in a single game, leading the Houston Rockets to a 116-114 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers. Harden began his NBA career with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2009 and was named to the NBA All-Rookie Second Team. He was named NBA Sixth Man of the…

Today in Sports History: November 26

By Veronica An John Stockton broke the previous record for most career games played for a single team during his 1,271st game for the Utah Jazz in 2000. Stockton spent his entire 19-year NBA career as point guard for the Utah Jazz. Between 1984 and 2003, the Jazz made the playoffs each year. Stockton was…

Today in Sports History: November 25

By Veronica An In 2018, Philip Rivers, L.A. Chargers quarterback, set an NFL single-game record by completing 25 straight passes during a game against the Arizona Cardinals. Rivers first entered the NFL in 2004 when he signed with the San Diego Chargers, as the team’s third quarterback option. He was promoted to quarterback the following…

Today in Sports History: November 24

By Veronica An A.C Green played his 1,041st consecutive game in 1999 tying him for the longest consecutive professional game streak. Green’s streak tied him with Ron Boone who payed for the ABA and NBA. Green previously broke the NBA’s record in 1997 by playing 907 straight games. Green, nicknamed iron Man, played a total…

Today in Sports History: November 23

The Sacramento Kings broke their 43-road game losing streak, the longest in NBA history, in 1991 during a match against the Orlando Magic. This unexpected 95-93 victory was thanks, in large part, to Lionel Simmons who scored 27 points. Simmons was the King’s 7th round draft pick in 1990 and runner up for the Rookie…

Today in Sports History: November 22

By Veronica An In 2001, the Chris Andersen became the first G-League player to get an NBA contract. Anderson was the first round draft pick for the Fayetteville Patriots, an NBA Development or G-League team, in 2001. He already had experience playing for the Jiangsu Nangang Dragons of the Chinese Basketball Association and the New…

Today in Sports History: November 21

By Veronica An Perhaps one of the best recognized voices in broadcast sports, Francis (Chieck ) Hearn was the voice of the Los Angeles Lakers for 42 years. In 1965, he began an astounding broadcasting streak which lasted 3,338 games until a flight delay forced him to miss a game on December 16, 2000. Hearn…

Today in Sports History: November 20

By Veronica An In 1977, Walter Payton played one of his most memorable games despite a 101-degree fever. The Chicago Bears beat the Minnesota Vikings 10-7 with Payton running 275 yards. Payton was selected fourth in the NFL’s 1975 draft by the Chicago Bears. He proved to be a valuable running back, winning the MVP…

Today in Sports History: November 19

By Veronica An Nolan Ryan became the highest paid athletes in MLB history when the Houston Astros signed him for a four-year, $4.5 million contract in 1979. Ryan began his professional career in 1966 with the New York Mets. It wasn’t until 1971 that he became a regular season pitcher after begin traded to the…