Today in Sports History: January 14

By Veronica An The Portland Trail Blazers retired the symbolic #77 jersey in honor of Coach Jack Ramsay in 1993. Ramsay received the symbolic no. 77 jersey in honor to commemorate the Blazers 1977 championship. Ramsay started as general manager for the Philadelphia 76ers and was later promoted to head coach. During his four seasons…

Today in Sports History: January 10

By Veronica An In 2008, Dikembe Mutombo surpassed Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in total number of shots blocked; ranking him second in the NBA. Mutombo ended his NBA career with 3,289 blocks (2.8 block per game) which places him behind Hakeem Olajuwon for all-time most blocked shots. Mutombo was selected fourth by the Denver Nuggets in the…

Today in Sports History: January 9

By Veronica An In 1993, the Detroit Pistons retired bob Lanierโ€™s jersey during a Pistons versus Golden State Warriors game. Lanier wore the No. 16 jersey for nine and a half seasons. He was the first overall pick in the 1970 NBA draft and was named to the 1971 NBA All-Rookie Team. He played under…