November 21: Today Is Not Just Any Other Day in the NBA

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November 21: Today Is Not Just Any Other Day in the NBA
Not only is today November 21, but it is also my birthday.
With that being said, I did some research into this day in the world of basketball. Here’s what I found:

 

1927 – The original Celtics play their first game of the new season at Madison Square Garden.

 

1965 – Basketball Hall of Fame announcer Chick Hearn begins his streak of broadcasting 3,338 consecutive Los Angeles Lakers games.

 

1996 -  With a 105-94 loss at Dallas, Los Angeles Clippers coach Bill Fitch becomes the first NBA coach to record 1,000 career losses.

 

2001 – The Denver Nuggets call up Chris Andersen from the Fayetteville Patriots, making Andersen the first D-League player to be called up to the NBA.

 

(Source:  Hoopedia)

 

 

Also some current and former NBA players that share this same birthdate:

 

Josh Boone, 1984 – currently plays for the New Jersey Nets

 

Stromile Swift, 1979 – currently plays for the New Jersey Nets

 

Reggie Lewis, 1965 – played for the Boston Celtics; died suddenly during a Celtics practice in 1993

 

Cedric Maxwell, 1955 – won two championships with the Boston Celtics; current Boston Celtics radio broadcaster

 

Earl Monroe, 1944 – won a championship with the New York Knicks; also known as “Earl the Pearl”, “Black Magic” and “Black Jesus”.

 

 

Source:  Basketball-Reference.com

 

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