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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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NBA TV registers record growth in 2012

Sports : Awful Announcing (2 years ago)

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 (2 years ago)

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

NBA 2K15 Includes Baylor’s Isaiah Austin as a Playable Character (Video)

Sports : Total Pro Sports (2 days ago)

The Isaiah Austin story is both sad and heartwarming. For those who haven’t already heard it, the Baylor standout had to cut his basketball career woefully short due to a medical condition that wasn’t discovered until a routine phys... Read Post

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