Today in Sports History: January 31

By Brandon Zhu

In 1991, Denver Nuggets guard Michael Adams became the shortest NBA player to get a triple-double. In a 123-119 loss to the New Jersey Nets, Adams gave it his all putting up an impressive 45 points, 12 assists, and 11 rebounds. The no. 66 pick in the 1985 NBA draft, Adams stood at 5โ€™10 and played 11 seasons in the league. Despite his small stature, Adams was a threat on the court. He managed to hit a three in 79 consecutive games and was among the all-time league leaders in three-point field goals. Adams finished his career with 9,621 points and 4,209 assists. He was selected to the NBA All-Star game in 1992 and has coached basketball since his retirement.

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