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10 Awesome 'NBA Firsts' You May Have Never Heard Of

This post originally appeared at The Christian Science Monitor. Be honest. Until “Linsanity,” did you know that there was a National Basketball Association record for the most points scored in a player’s first five career starts? If you didn’t, join the crowd. That’s the kind of record that is buried in the statistical weeds. Until someone like Jeremy Lin, the latest New York Knicks phenom, comes along, such records and “firsts” are so esoteric as to be invisible.
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Thunder's Kevin Durant Wins Scoring Title by 3rd-Highest Margin Since 1970

Basketball / NBA : Bleacher Report - NBA (9 hours ago)

Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant scored 42 points Wednesday against the Detroit Pistons to clinch his fourth career NBA scoring title. Durant averaged a career-high 32.0 points per game this season, which was 4.6 points mo... Read Post

NBA TV registers record growth in 2012

Sports : Awful Announcing (last year)

The National Basketball Association's TV network appears to be paying dividends, as NBA TV has delieved the most-viewed telecast ever and four of its top five telecasts of all-time in 2012. NBA TV sent out a year-end release documen... Read Post

Division III Basketball Player Scores 138 Points, Shatters NCAA Record (Video)

Sports : Total Pro Sports (last year)

In 1953, a guy by the rather awesome name of Bevo Francis, who played for Rio Grand College, set the NCAA basketball scoring record when he dumped 113 points on Hillsdale. On Tuesday night in Iowa, that record was broken by a 5’10? ... Read Post


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