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    15 years ago on Tuesday was the infamous Malice At The Palace in Auburn Hills, Michigan. That Friday night game LIVE on ESPN, needless to say, was A BLACK EYE and bigger than the NBA and its history forever. Defensive-minded Indiana was blowing away to victory at the time. I remember how intense the discussions the debates were here on these boards like with involving Cram. Prompting Bill Walton to utter everyone's thoughts, "This is a disgrace" and ruining the Pacers' chances to win a title that season and struggled to make the playoffs that season. Set them back for several years. Reggie Miller and Austin Croshere never got another chance at a ring. A guy in a Pistons home white jersey (AJ Shackleford) who to Twitter poster sardonically consider him as Turtle from HBO's Entourage that Artest punched on court. If social media was around then, it would be blowing up with jokes and memes. Also, in one of the best sports quotes ever came from this horrific moment, Ron Artest turns to Stephen Jackson and asks when returning to the locker room, "You think we're gonna get in trouble?" To which Jackson responded, "We'll be lucky to have a freakin' JOB!" The late John Saunders called the Detroit fans who threw things and crossing the line at Pacers players as "punks". I wonder if John Green is banned too at Little Caeser's Arena too; he could literally be the reason why the door's shut on NBA physical play now. Needs a deep analysis and rewind. Indeed, there were some testy, physical moments leading up to that in that game:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPJqMjAM1-I
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8VYYLO6z6w
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4REWM99_JSI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAx26CZpSjw

    Luka Doncic becomes the youngest NBA player to record back-to-back 35+ point triple doubles for Dallas at age 20!
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kmwEMS3cWTs

    Brandon Roy's 2008-09 season highlights that made him an NBA All-Star that season. Too bad his knee injuries ruined his brief emerging career at Portland:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MaahnH3ItKU
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    When Kristaps Porzingis and Seth Curry each dropping 26 helped put an end to the Milwaukee Bucks' 18-game winning streak at the Fiserv Forum. Giannis had 43. No Luka, no problem. Recovering nicely to treatment back in Dallas:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SRwLmTr6kiI
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    ESPN dropped the latest trailer to the upcoming 10-part Michael Jordan "The Last Dance" documentary series focusing on the 1990s Chicago Bulls 6-peat dynasty with a special look on Jordan's final season with the Chicago Bulls in the 1997-98 season on Christmas Eve! Some of you surely have seen it. From the exclusive look, seems like we're getting the beginning of it as he sits overlooking the oceanfront inside his Miami mansion with his Stogie with his back turned until the camera comes around nearer to him. Or maybe for parts 9-10. Culled from full behind-the-scenes access Jordan and his team granted.

    What's interesting is there's 100 famous interviewees involved, many from basketball's biggest names, ranging from Scottie Pippen, Dennis Rodman, Steve Kerr, Bob Costas, Pat Riley, Magic Johnson, former US President Barack Obama, Phil Jackson, Kobe Bryant, Roy Williams, Charles Barkley, Ahmad Rashad, NBA commissioner Adam Silver, Dikembe Mutumbo, Gary Payton, Patrick Ewing, Nas, Isiah Thomas, Dolores Jordan, Carmen Electra, Justin Timberlake, and Hannah Storm/Willow Bay(?). Given that this is an Antipodean site, it would be nice if Luc Longley was shown in the trailer for interviews. Guess he lacks a high enough Q rating for the American general public to register outside of Bulls fans and Aussie basketball fans. Surprised Ron Harper and Toni Kukoc, other integral parts of the Bulls threepeat, isn't shown either. But I'm sure all three were interviewed for this. Moreover in another interesting turn, The Last Dance comes in June 2020 with an airing on ABC along with ESPN here in the USA: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Peh9Yqf1GXc
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    This NBA player literally ATE himself out of the NBA because of his constant eating and weight issues. By three teams who each became frustrated because he lacked the discipline to keep down his weight. It's actually sad because John "Hot Plate" Williams had the versatility and smooth skills like Magic Johnson from a possible prototypical big man who we could've been talking about still at least as a very good player. Who knows if he had played on a stronger veteran-laden team with stronger overall leadership equipped in a different system? As this NBA Insider post briefly notes, John Williams got into some unintended frequent overlapping with another NBA player with the same name at the same time period. Those two had some things in common other than name: both played PF, were talented, attended Louisiana-based schools, and were drafted in the same year. John "Hot Rod" Williams turned out to be the far more enduring player during his career as opposed to Hot Plate, a "childish nickname" christened to the latter by NBA writer Peter Vecsey:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHuDvS-D0bI

    Thank you, Danny Biasone, Syracuse Nationals owner, for introducing the 24-second shot clock in NBA games. It is definitely one of the most important developments in NBA history. Why isn't he enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame? But we also have George Mikan's dominance with his teammates Vern Mikkelsen and Jim Pollard and the Ft. Wayne Pistons lack of comparable talent outside of Larry Faust with coach Murray Mendenhall, so both teams ending up holding and dribbled the ball. This produced the lowest scoring game in NBA history occurring on November 22, 1950, where the Ft. Wayne Pistons would defeat the Minneapolis Lakers by the final score of 1918--and Mikan became the leading scorer there with 12 points. Other top NBA guards followed suit and score mostly from the free throws and not from baskets. It would be a catalyst for the NBA to implement the 24-second shot clock a few seasons later in 1954 as a way to make the game more appealing to fans with more scoring and become economic viability with teams folding around it. The NBA at this period was struggling overall as a young league aiming to attract new fans to the sport of pro basketball to the excitement and action with games being slow and boring. That November 22, 1950 game was definitely not it. Created a negative impression on the public. Fans grew irksome and started avoiding watching or listening and even attending games. Also the key was expanded--didn't work. The NBA also changed the rules by not allowing free throws for every foul (except in the act of shooting or technicals) per team per quarter until after 6 personal fouls. So the NDCELE has a legacy here too.

    "Сава Стевановић" notes on You Tube on this very link as far as the international basketball impetus for the shot clock: "FIBA introduced the shot clock around that time, and there is also a a specific game that contributed to that decision: Yugoslavia vs Israel at the 1953 European championship. At the end of regulation the score was 55-55. Yugoslavia knew they would win the tip because their center was taller, and after that they would hold the ball for the entire overtime period and shoot at the end. The first three overtime periods they missed, and finally in their fourth attempt they scored to win the game 57-55, after quadruple overtime":
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WdfRrnN26w

    Another excellent history lesson from NBA Insider that's very much forgotten. The NBA actually drafted a woman back in 1977 when the New Orleans Jazz drafted 6-3 Lusia Harris with the 137th pick in the 7th round out of Delta St. from Mississippi, the same school that later produced Jennifer "Grandmama" Gillom. She was recently on the first USA Olympic women's basketball team the year before (scored the first Olympic women's basketball points) along with the USA's 1975 Pan American Games and World Championships. She remains the first and only officially NBA-drafted female player. Special mention must go to Denise Long, an Iowa high school player, who the San Francisco Warriors selected in 1969, but the NBA voided the pick. Harris had no interest in the NBA as a whole, much less the Jazz. She declined because, it later turned out, she was pregnant, making her unable to try out during training camp and thought it was a joke and never would making it. Never played in any men's pro basketball league. This was a year or two before national teammate Ann Meyers tried out with the Indiana PacersBut Lusia Harris played professional basketball briefly in the 197980 season with the Houston Angels of the Women's Professional Basketball League (WBL) as the initially picked #1 free agent by the Angels in 1978, the league's inaugural season.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDILRyUUUJs

    10 years later believe it or not, we have some behind the scenes goings-on recollections regarding The Decision in Greenwich, Connecticut in the hours leading up to that:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anjHTSz4_CQ
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    April 17, 1983. McNichols Sports Arena. Denver, Colorado. Two teams in the old Midwest Division were battling for the last remaining Western Conference playoff spot--the bDenver Nuggets and the Kansas City Kings. At the time, the 1982-83 season was the last one with the 6-team conference playoff format before the 8-team conference one. Both teams were fighting for with each late in the season and Denver against Dallas. KC had the better record coming at #6 but the Nuggets won this one 125-116 forcing a tiebreaker with the Kings both at 45-37 to finish on a 3-game winning streak. High-octane offense Denver won that #6 spot thanks to a better road record. This important game here inn front of a packed and electrified crowd was carried on Nuggets Television Network through KWGN TV-2:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HwY5N557s2Q
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