When Kareem Abdul-Jabbar left the game in 1989 at age 42, no NBA player had ever scored more points, blocked more shots, won more Most Valuable Player Awards, played in more All-Star Games or logged more seasons.
This Day In NBA History: 1970 - The New York Knicks, inspired by the return of an injured Willis Reed to the starting lineup, win their first NBA Championship, defeating the Los Angeles Lakers, 113-99 in Game 7. keepinitrealsports.tumblr.com keepinitrealsports.wordpress.com
On his way to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, Nathaniel "Tiny" Archibald learned all about rising from desperate surroundings to extraordinary heights. It was an education that started early in life and served him well through a 14-year playing career that led him from the lowly Cincinnati Royals to an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics. "Tiny" is the only player to lead the NBA in points and assists in the same season.Before retiring at the end of the 1983-84 season.
13 Apr 1986: Jack Nicklaus of the USA receives the Green Jacket from previous winner Bernhard Langer of Germany after victory in the US Masters at Augusta National in Georgia, USA. Mandatory Credit: David Cannon /Allsport