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Today in NBA History – Aug 24

1965 – Reggie Miller is born in California.  Reggie Miller was the long time leader for the most three pointers made in NBA history with 2,560 makes until Ray Allen passed him recently.  Miller is known for his amazing offensive skill sets and his rivalry with Spike Lee, a New York Knicks super fan.  Miller was a 5x NBA All-Star and played 18 seasons in the NBA – all with the Indiana Pacers – and retired averaging 18.2 points, 3 rebounds and 3 assists per game.

1979 – Michael Redd is born in Ohio.  Redd was a member of the 2008 United States Men’s basketball team that won a Gold Medal in Beijing.  Redd played his first 11 seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks and played last season with the Phoenix Suns.  Currently he is an unrestricted free agent and has a career average of 19 points, 3.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists.

2008 – The USA Men’s basketball team, A.K.A. The Redeem Team, beat Spain 118-107 in the Gold Medal Game at the Beijing Olympics.

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Today in NBA History – Aug 8

1930 – Jerry Tarkanian is born in Ohio.  Tark the Shark was known for his coaching career at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) but retired with a career record of 990 wins – 228 losses (81.3%).

1979 – Rashard Lewis is born in Louisiana.  So far, Lewis has averaged 16.1 points, 5.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists per game over 14 seasons in the NBA.  He has played for the Seattle Super Sonics, Orlando Magic and Washington Wizards and made 2 All-Star appearances.

1992 – The United States “Dream Team” won the Gold Medal in the Olympics in Barcelona.  The team won by an average of 43.8 points and is still considered the greatest team assembled in any sport of all time.  The roster included:

  • Charles Barkley
  • Larry Bird
  • Clyde Drexler
  • Patrick Ewing
  • Magic Johnson
  • Michael Jordan
  • Christian Laettner
  • Karl Malone
  • Chris Mullin
  • Scottie Pippen
  • David Robinson
  • John Stockton
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