Frequent Hoopism contributor Robb Harskamp is doing a series of illustrations based on historic NBA events. If you have a suggestion for a future event feel free to drop us an email or mention it to Robb on twitter @robbharskamp.
1996 – Charles Barkley becomes the 10th player to score 20,00 points and grab 10,00 rebounds.
1996 – Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen combine to score 84 points.
1994 – David Robinson becomes the 4th player to record a quadruple-double.
1992 – The L.A. Lakers officially retire Magic Johnson’s No. 32 jersey at halftime of the Celtics-Lakers game at the Great Western Forum.
1977 – Julius Erving, playing in his first NBA All-Star Game
1994 – 18 Years ago JR Rider threw down his East Bay Funk Dunk and finished first in the Dunk Contest.
1995 – Miami Sweep the All-Star Saturday Competitions.
1998 – Karl Malone moves into 5th place for free throws made with 6,834.
From Nice Kicks:
1991 – (Right) 21 Years ago Dee Brown Pumped up his Reebok’s and threw down the no look dunk.
1986 – (Right) At 5-7, Spud Webb is the shortest player to win the NBA’s Slam Dunk Contest as he defeats teammate Dominique Wilkins to secure the title in his hometown of Dallas.
1987 – Michael Jordan wins his first NBA Slam Dunk title in Seattle.
Michael Jordan wins his second consecutive Nestle Crunch Slam Dunk contest netting a perfect score of 50 on his final dunk to squeak past Dominique Wilkins.
1988 – Larry Bird wins his third consecutive AT&T Long Distance Shootout in memorable fashion, leaving the Chicago Stadium floor with his right index finger extended flashing the No. 1 sign.
1992 – In a special two-hour ceremony celebrating his storied playing career, Larry Bird’s No. 33 Celtics jersey is retired at sold-out Boston Garden.
1980 – Boston Celtics rookie Larry Bird scores the first three-pointer in NBA All-Star Game history, hitting from the corner in the East’s 144-136 overtime victory at the Capital Centre.