This Day In Basketball History: June 9,1985 - The Los Angeles Lakers beat Boston, 111-100, in Game 6 to win the NBA Finals. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is unanimously voted NBA Finals MVP; at 38, Abdul-Jabbar is the oldest player ever to gain that honor. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com Mobile- m.keepinitrealsports.com
The beginning of the Larry Bird-Magic Johnson rivalry began in 1979 when Magic and Bird met for the NCAA Championship. It was one of the most watched games in college basketball history—at the time—and many say that it was so anticipated that is sparked the phrase "March Madness".
“Pistol” Pete Maravich, one of the most exciting players in basketball history, would’ve turned 65 on Friday. The LSU graduate remains the all-time leading scorer in Division 1 history with 3,367 points, an average of 44 points per game. He was also a five-time NBA all-star and a member of the league’s 50th anniversary team. (James Drake/SI) SI VAULT: Pete Maravich discusses life as college hoops’ top player (12.1.69)
The winningest coach in NCAA college basketball history. She's tough, relentless, and caring. She also wasn't afraid to speak up and step down when she found out about her early onset dementia, and she is a brave person for going to the public with it. She still helps with coaching when she can.
Dr. J, born Julius Erving, retired basketball player who helped launch a modern style that emphasizes leaping and play above the rim. He helped legitimize the ABA, and was the best-known player in that league when it merged with the NBA. His signature "slam" dunk became an art form and helped popularize the sport. He is the 5th highest scorer in professional basketball history and the only player voted MVP in both leagues. He is one of the 1st players to have a shoe marketed under his name.