The NBA '08-09 season has been one of the most thrilling seasons during the past decade. This year, records have been broken and history has been made (as it is still in the making). Players have become bigger, stronger, faster, and more athletic. Season games have become more nail biting than ever, and with the playoffs underway, the intensity is really felt right through the television sitting in your living room.
The NBA is really a place where amazing happen.
The Record Breakers this season
Ray Allen free-throw percentage during season- 95.2 percent (237-249). Franchise record.
Most wins during a season- 66 wins. Franchise record.
Road record- 27-14. Franchise record.
Home record vs. Eastern Conference- 25-1. NBA record.
LeBron James most Player of the Week awards-7. NBA record.
Carmelo Anthony scores 33 points in one quarter. Ties NBA record.
J.R. Smith hits 11 three-pointers in one game. Franchise record. One short of NBA record.
Dwyane Wade becomes the first player 6'4" or shorter to have over 100 blocks in a single season. NBA record.
Dwyane Wade breaks own Miami Heat scoring record- 2,386 points. Franchise record.
Dwight Howard breaks NBA All-Star voting record- 3.15 million ballots. NBA record.
Most points scored in a first half- 75 points. Franchise record.
Most three-pointers made in a single game- 23 3PTM. NBA record.
Jose Calderon free-throw percentage during season- 98.1 percent (151-154). NBA record.
The "Youngins" History in the Making
At the tender age of 24, LeBron James has just begun his reign in the NBA. He will seek his first championship this season and will fight for many more in the coming years. James has the perfect NBA body, standing 6'8" and weighing 250 pounds plus. The King truly has the rare opportunity to be the most elite player that the game has ever witnessed in the years to come.
Dwyane Wade averaged a career high 30.2 PPG this season and looks virtually unstoppable. Wade will continue to evolve into one of the best players the game has ever had.
Fresh off of winning his first defensive player of the year award, Orlando Magic's center Dwight Howard has an extremely bright future ahead of himself. Already establishing himself as the best center in the game today, Howard has many years to formulate into one of the biggest beasts in NBA history. He is only 23-years-old and is already averaging 3 BPG and 14 RPG...imagine what he could do in his prime.
After averaging over 30 plus points in the month of February, OKC Thunder's Kevin Durant is another super-star in the making. At the young age of 20, Durant has the height, standing 6'10" and the talent to become a phenomenal athlete in the years to come.
New Orleans Hornets point-guard Chris Paul is another player that is way off to becoming history in the making. Clearly the best point-guard in the game today, Paul has the vision on the court and the talent of a young Isiah Thomas.
After averaging 22.8 PPG, 11.0 APG (most in NBA), 5.5 RPG, and 2.8 SPG (most in NBA) this season, it is crazy to think that CP3 is only in his fourth season in the NBA. He has the mindset and ability to remain the best point-guard in the league for many years to come.
Portland Trail Blazers main man, Brandon Roy is ONLY in his third season in the NBA. Already an established all-around player throughout the entire league, Roy is really the total package, standing 6'6" and weighing 200 lbs. He has the arsenal to do just about anything and everything, especially with ice running through his veins. At the age of 24, Roy is another history in the making type of player.
NBA fans have an endless amount of amazement to look forward to during the next decade. The NBA is the best televised sport on the planet and has the most incredible athletes in the entire world.
I thank the National Basketball Association for everything that it has done this season and hope that it continues to astonish me each and every season for the years to come.
The statement and commercials that you see are all true....
The NBA: Where Amazing Happens.