Friday, January 13, 2006

Today in NBA History + Quotes
January 13, 1962: Wilt Chamberlain of Philadelphia scored 73 points to lead the host Warriors to a 135-117 win over the Chicago Packers. The 73 points was, at the time, the most points ever scored by an NBA player in a regulation game, and it remains tied for the third-highest total in NBA history. January 13, 1999: Chicago’s Michael Jordan announced his second retirement from the NBA, just prior to the start of the lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season. January 13, 2001: The Atlanta Hawks retired Dominique Wilkins’ No. 21 in ceremonies before a cheering, packed house at Philips Arena. Wilkins joined Bob Pettit and Lou Hudson as the only Hawks to have their numbers retired. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Popovich: "We’re playing good enough to be one of the top six or seven teams in the league, and if that’s where we want to be we’re fine." Sager: "Obviously you want to be the best, so you’ll have to improve." Popovich: "Well, duh." "For me, playing with (Kobe Bryant) would suck…I would not want to come to the game every night and think he’s going shoot 40 times and I’m going to get a bone here or there." – Barkley

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