Today in Sports History: December 6

By Veronica An In 2000, Antawn Jamison and Kobe Bryant each scored 51 points in a Golden State Warriors versus Los Angeles Kings game (125-122). This marks the first time in 38 years that opposing NBA players score more than 50 points during a single game. The last time was on December 14, 1963 when…

Today in Sports History: December 5

By Veronica An WNBA team the Utah Starzz relocate to San Antonio for the 2003 season. The Starzz was one of the original eight WNBA teams, founded in 1979. The Starzz relocated to San Antonio and were renamed the San Antonio Silver Stars. During their 14-year tenure in San Antonio, they qualified for the playoffs…

Today in Sports History: December 3

By Veronica An Wilt Chamberlain stepped on the collegiate basketball court for the first time in 1956 during a University of Kansas versus Northwestern University. Chamberlain scored 52 points and tallied 31 rebounds in his first collegiate game. The next year, he was selected to play in the NCAA Tournament which was held in Dallas,…

Today in Sports History: December 2

By Veronica An In 1996, Clyde Drexler achieved his 2,000th career steal during a Houston Rockets versus a Toronto Raptors game. Drexler is one of only five players in league history to achieve 2,000 steals. Drexler was selected as the 14th overall pick in the 1983 NBA draft and played for the Portland Trail Blazers…

Today in Sports History: December 1

By Veronica An Hersey Hawkins scored his 7,000th point during a Seattle SuperSonics versus Utah Jazz game in 1996. Hawkins sunk an impressive 12-foot jumper with 7:58 left in the fourth quarter. Hawkins was an NBA shooting guard for 12 years and played for four teams. Prior to his NBA career, Hawkins was a member…

Today in Sports History: November 30

By Veronica An In 2015, Kobe Bryant announced his retirement via a poem in the Player’s Tribune. Bryant played 20 years with the Los Angeles Lakers and was the youngest player in league history (at age 34) to reach 30,000 career points. He is the third highest-scoring NBA player of all time and has five…

Today in Sports History: November 29

By Veronica An In 1999, Tyrone Corbin played his 1,000th regular season NBA game. Corbin played small forward for the San Antonio Spurs, Cleveland Cavaliers, Phoenix Suns, Minnesota Timberwolves, Utah Jazz, and Atlanta Hawks before noticing his 1,000th game with the Sacramento Kings. He played a total of 1,065 games throughout his NBA career and;…

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 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 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…