National Basketball Association History (Part 2)

Basketball Leagues: NCAA - WNBA

Related Topics: NBA All-Star Game - NBA Championship

Events in Sport

Events 101 - 200 of 247

  • 1980-12-27 Calvin Murphy (Rockets) begins longest NBA free throw streak of 78
  • 1981-02-28 Calvin Murphy (Hou), sets NBA record with 78 consecutive free throws
  • 1981-04-24 San Antonio blocks 20 Golden State shots to set NBA reg game record
  • 1981-10-20 1st NBA game at Meadowlands Arena, NJ Nets lose to NY Knicks 103-99
  • 1981-11-17 NBA NY Knick Bill Cartwright, ties record of 19 of 19 free throws
  • 1982-02-24 Basketball team Boston Celtics begin 18 NBA game win streak
  • 1982-03-06 NBA highest scoring game: San Antonio beat Milwaukee 171-166 (3 OT)
  • 1982-04-09 LA Lakers block 21 Denver shots setting NBA regulation game record
  • 1982-11-03 Detroit blocks 20 Cleve Cav shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1982-11-05 Cleveland Cavaliers lose 24th consecutive game (NBA record)
  • 1983-01-22 Houston is 1st NBA team to be held scoreless in an overtime Portland Trail Blazers out score them 17-0 & win 113-96
  • 1983-01-23 In NBA, Portland scores all 17 pts in overtime to beat Houston 113-96
  • 1983-02-18 NBA Indiana Pacers begin a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1983-02-21 NBA San Diego Clippers begin a 29 game road losing streak
  • 1983-04-26 San Antonio spurs beat Denver Nuggets, 152-133 in NBA playoff game
  • 1983-05-26 LA Lakers set NBA playoff game record of fewest free throws
  • 1983-12-13 9,655 see highest-scoring NBA game: Detroit 186, Denver 184 (3 OT)
  • 1983-12-18 NBA San Diego Clippers ends 29 game road losing streak
  • 1983-12-21 NBA Indiana Pacers end a 28 game road losing streak
  • 1984-01-05 Adrian Dantley (Utah), ties NBA record of 28 free throws
  • 1984-01-11 Denver Nuggets 163, San Antonio Spurs 155-highest-scoring NBA game
  • 1984-02-01 Daniel Stern becomes NBA commissioner
  • 1984-03-02 John Long (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1984-03-09 Philadelphia 76'ers block 20 Seattle shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1984-04-10 John Long (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1984-11-01 1st NBA game at LA Memorial Sports Arena - Clipper beat Knick, 107-105
  • 1984-11-16 Houston blocks 20 Denver shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1985-02-16 Largest NBA crowd to date, 43,816, sees Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 1985-02-21 Largest NBA crowd to date 44,970 (Atlanta at Detroit)
  • 1985-03-10 Dallas Maverick coach Dick Motta is 4th NBA coach to win 700 games

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1985-05-16 Michael Jordan named NBA Rookie of Year

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan
  • 1986-02-08 5' 7" Spud Webb of Atlanta Hawks wins NBA Slam Dunk Competition
  • 1986-02-15 44,180 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit
  • 1986-02-18 San Antonio's Alvin Robertson scores NBA 2nd quadruple double-20 pts, 11 rebounds, 10 assists & 10 steals against Phoenix
  • 1986-04-20 Michael Jordan sets NBA playoff record with 63 points in a game
  • 1987-01-08 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) begins NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1987-02-01 38,873 NBA crowd watch Chicago at Detroit
  • 1987-02-14 53,745 largest NBA crowd to date-Philadelphia at Detroit

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-02-24 LA Laker Kareem Abdul-Jabbar scores his 36,000th NBA point

  • 1987-02-26 Wash blocks 20 Indiana shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1987-04-16 Michael Jordan becomes the second NBA player in history to score 3000 points in a season

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-04-17 Julius Erving becomes 3rd NBA player to score 30,000 points

NBA Legend Julius Erving
NBA Legend
Julius Erving
  • 1987-04-28 NBA announces expansion to Charlotte NC & Miami Fla in 1988 & Minneapolis Minn & Orlando Fla in 1989

Event of interestEvent of Interest

1987-09-09 Larry Bird (Celtics), begins NBA free throw streak of 59

NBA Legend Larry Bird
NBA Legend
Larry Bird
  • 1987-11-04 NBA announces 4 new franchises; Charlotte & Miami for 1988 & Minneapolis & Orlando for 1989
  • 1987-11-22 Jack Sikma (Milwaukee) ends his NBA free throw streak of 51 games
  • 1987-12-12 Mookie Blaylock sets NBA record of 13 steals in a game
  • 1988-01-08 9th largest NBA crowd 38,873-Chicago at Detroit
  • 1988-01-29 Largest NBA crowd-Boston Celtics at Detroit (61,938)
  • 1988-04-26 NBA approves addition of 3rd referee in 1988-89 season
  • 1988-06-23 Charlotte Hornets & Miami Heat begin their NBA expansion draft

  • 1988-11-04 First NBA game at Charlotte Coliseum - Hornets lose to Cavs, 133-93
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Bradley Center, Milw Bucks lose to Atlnata Hawks 94-107
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Miami Arena, Miami Heat loss to LA Clippers, 111-91
  • 1988-11-05 1st NBA game at Palace of Auburn Hills, Pistons beat Hornets 94-85
  • 1988-12-06 Milwaukee Bucks win their 1,000th NBA game (2nd fastest)
  • 1988-12-08 Knick's set NBA record of 11 3-pointers & sink Bucks, 113-109
  • 1989-01-07 Cleve Cavs block 21 NY Knick shots tying NBA regulation game record
  • 1989-01-23 NBA New Jersey Nets begin a 32+ game road losing streak
  • 1989-01-25 Michael Jordan scores his 10,000th NBA point in his 5th season
  • 1989-01-27 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) begins NBA free throw streak of 57 games
  • 1989-02-05 Kareem Abdul-Jabar becomes 1st NBA player to score 38,000 points
  • 1989-02-09 Kevin Johnson (Phoenix) ends NBA free throw streak of 57 games

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1989-02-10 Celtic KC Jones & Cavalier Lenny Wilkens elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Point Guard and Coach Lenny Wilkens
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Lenny Wilkens

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1990-04-05 John Stockton reaches 1000-assist mark for NBA record 3 yrs in a row

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1990-04-13 4th largest NBA crowd (45,458) see Orlando play at Minneapolis
  • 1990-04-19 Pistons & 76'ers get into a fight accruing $162,500 fines (NBA record)
  • 1990-11-02 1st NBA game at Target Center, Minn Timberwolves beat Mavericks 98-85
  • 1990-11-20 Sacramento Kings last NBA win on the road for over a year
  • 1991-01-26 Houston guard Vernon Maxwell is 4th NBAer to score 30 pts in a quarter
  • 1991-01-31 Denver Nuggets Michael Adams becomes shortest NBAer to get a triple-double

Hall of fameHall of Fame

1991-02-07 Bob Knight, Larry O'Brien, Tiny Archibald, Dave Cowens, Harry Gallatin & Larry Fleisher elected to NBA Hall of Fame

NBA Center and Head Coach Dave Cowens
NBA Center and Head Coach
Dave Cowens
  • 1991-03-05 Reggie Miller (Indiana) begins NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • 1991-03-09 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) begins NBA free throw streak of 62 games
  • 1991-03-16 NJ Net coach Bill Fitch is 4th coach to win 800 NBA games
  • 1991-03-18 Reggie Miller (Indiana) ends NBA free throw streak of 52 games
  • 1991-03-19 Sacramento Kings set NBA record of 29 consecutive road loses
  • 1991-04-05 Joe Dumaars (Detroit) ends NBA free throw streak of 62 games

Sports record brokenNBA Record

1991-04-15 Magic Johnson sets NBA record for career assistswith 9,898

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1991-04-15 Sacramento Kings set NBA record, losing 35th consecutive game on road
  • 1991-04-18 John Stockton breaks his own NBA season assist record at 1,136
  • 1991-05-20 Chicago Bull Michael Jordan, named NBA's MVP
  • 1991-06-26 Charlotte Hornets make Larry Johnson of UNLV, NBA's #1 draft pick
  • 1991-10-16 Dallas Mavericks Roy Tarpley becomes 7th to be banned from NBA for life under the league's anti-drug agreement
  • 1991-11-07 1st NBA game in Delta City, Utah Jazz beats Seattle 103-95
  • 1991-11-15 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) begins NBA free throw streak of 75 game
  • 1991-11-23 Sacramento Kings ends NBA's longest road losing streak at 43 games
  • 1991-12-12 NJ Nets set NBA record of 22 blocks beating Nuggets 121-81
  • 1991-12-13 Ricky Pierce (Seattle) ends NBA free throw streak of 75 games
  • 1992-04-12 2nd lowest NBA scoring game - Detroit Piston 72, NY Knicks 61
  • 1992-11-07 1st NBA game at America West Arena, Phoenix Suns beat Clippers 111-105
  • 1993-11-05 1st NBA game in Alamodome, San Antonio Spurs beat Warriors 91-85

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 101 - 200 of 623

  • 1959-02-16 Kelly Tripuka, Glenn Ridge NJ, NBA forward (Det Pistons, Utah Jazz)
  • 1959-03-17 Danny Ainge, NBA coach (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1959-05-01 Eddie Johnson, American basketball guard/forward (NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1989), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1959-05-10 Dan Schayes, NBA center/forward (Miami Heat, Orlando Magic)
  • 1959-06-21 Tom Chambers, NBA forward, center (Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns)

Person of interestMagic Johnson

1959-08-14 Earvin "Magic" Johnson, American NBA Forward (LA Lakers/Olympic gold 1992), born in Lansing, Michigan

NBA Legend Magic Johnson
NBA Legend
Magic Johnson
  • 1959-08-14 Frank Brickowski, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1959-08-19 Ricky Pierce, NBA guard/forward (Indiana Pacers, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1959-12-10 Mark Aguirre, NBA forward (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1960-01-12 Dominique Wilkins, NBA forward (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1960-03-06 [Eris] Sleepy Floyd, NBA guard
  • 1960-03-08 Buck Williams, NBA forward (Portland Trail Blazers, NY Knicks)
  • 1960-07-07 Ralph Sampson, NBA center (Golden State Warriors, Houston Rockets)
  • 1960-08-06 Dale Ellis, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1960-08-14 Fred Roberts, NBA forward (LA Lakers)
  • 1960-09-29 John MacBeth Paxson, NBA Guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1960-11-05 Mark West, NBA center (Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestJames Worthy

1961-02-27 James Worthy, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, 1988 Playoff MVP), born in Gastonia, North Carolina

NBA Small Forward James Worthy
NBA Small Forward
James Worthy
  • 1961-03-15 Terry Cummings, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1961-03-28 Byron Scott, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Ogden, Utah

Person of interestIsiah Thomas

1961-04-30 Isiah Thomas, NBA forward (Detroit Piston; 1990 NBA playoff MVP), born in Chicago, Illinois

NBA Point Guard and Coach Isiah Thomas
NBA Point Guard and Coach
Isiah Thomas

Person of interestDennis Rodman

1961-05-13 Dennis Rodman, NBA forward (Chicago Bulls), born in Trenton, New Jersey

Basketball Player Dennis Rodman
Basketball Player
Dennis Rodman
  • 1961-06-14 Sam Perkins, NBA forward/center (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1961-06-23 LaSalle Thompson, NBA forward/center (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1961-06-28 Jeff Malone, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Miami Heat), born in Mobile, Alabama
  • 1961-07-23 Antoine Carr, NBA forward/center (Utah Jazz)
  • 1961-08-11 Craig Ehlo, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1961-10-13 Derek Harper, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1961-10-31 Doc Rivers, NBA guard (San Antonio Spurs), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1962-01-04 Joe Kleine, NBA center (Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls)
  • 1962-01-28 Michael Cage, NBA forward/center (Cleveland Cavaliers, NJ Nets)
  • 1962-02-04 Vern Fleming, American NBA basketball player (Olympic gold 1984), born in NYC, New York

Person of interestJohn Stockton

1962-03-26 John Stockton, NBA guard (Utah Jazz, Olympic gold 1996), born in Spokane, Washington

NBA Point Guard John Stockton
NBA Point Guard
John Stockton
  • 1962-04-09 Jeff Turner, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)

Person of interestAdam Silver

1962-04-25 Adam Silver, American lawyer and NBA Commissioner, born in Rye, New York

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver
NBA Commissioner
Adam Silver

Person of interestClyde Drexler

1962-06-22 Clyde "Glide" Drexler, NBA Guard (Houston Rockets, Port Trailblazers), born in New Orleans, Louisiana

NBA Swingman Clyde Drexler
NBA Swingman
Clyde Drexler
  • 1962-06-26 Jerome Kersey, NBA forward (Golden State Warriors, Sea Supersonics)
  • 1962-07-22 Alvin Robertson, NBA guard (Toronto Raptors)
  • 1962-08-05 Otis Thorpe, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies, Detroit Pistons)

Person of interestPatrick Ewing

1962-08-05 Patrick Ewing, NBA center (NY Knicks/Olympic gold 1992), born in Kingston, Jamaica

Hall of Fame NBA Centre Patrick Ewing
Hall of Fame NBA Centre
Patrick Ewing
  • 1962-08-09 John "Hot Rod" Williams, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns), born in Sorrento, Louisiana (d. 2015)
  • 1962-09-06 Kevin Willis, NBA center (Houston Rockets)
  • 1962-10-16 Manute Bol, NBA center (Golden State Warriors)
  • 1962-11-13 Blair Rasmussen, NBA center (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1962-12-23 Jerry Reynolds, NBA guard/forward (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1962-12-31 Tyrone Corbin, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1963-01-19 Michael Adams, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1963-01-21 Detlef Schrempf, German NBA forward (Mavericks, Pacers, Supersonics)

Person of interestHakeem Olajuwon

1963-01-21 Hakeem Olajuwon, Nigerian-American NBA center (Houston Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Lagos, Nigeria

NBA Center Hakeem Olajuwon
NBA Center
Hakeem Olajuwon

Person of interestMichael Jordan

1963-02-17 Michael Jordan, American NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls) and sports superstar, born in Chicago, Illinois

Basketball Superstar Michael Jordan
Basketball Superstar
Michael Jordan

Person of interestCharles Barkley

1963-02-20 Charles Barkley, American NBA forward (Phoenix, Rockets, Olympic gold 1996), born in Leeds, Alabama

NBA Power Forward Charles Barkley
NBA Power Forward
Charles Barkley
  • 1963-03-27 Ed Pinckney, American NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1963-04-08 Terry Porter, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1963-04-26 Bill Wennington, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1963-05-03 Jeff Hornacek, American basketball player and coach, born in Elmhurst, Illinois
  • 1963-05-17 Jon Koncak, NBA center (Orlando Magic)
  • 1963-05-24 Joe Dumars, NBA guard (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1963-06-04 Xavier McDaniel, NBA forward (Seattle SuperSonics)
  • 1963-07-13 Anthony "Spud" Webb, NBA guard (5f 7inch slam dunk champion), born in Dallas, Texas
  • 1963-07-24 Karl Malone, Summeerfield LA, NBA forward (Utah, Olympic 2 gold-92, 96)
  • 1963-07-30 Chris Mullin, American NBA forward (Warriors, Pacers, Olympic gold 1992), born in Brooklyn, New York
  • 1963-08-22 Terry Catledge, American NBA star (Orlando Magic), born in Houston, Mississippi
  • 1963-09-02 Sam Mitchell, NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves)
  • 1963-09-11 Gerald Wilkins, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1963-09-28 Johnny Earl Dawkins Jr, NBA guard (Spurs, Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1963-10-04 A C Green, NBA forward (Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1963-11-09 Anthony Bowie, NBA guard (NY Knicks, Orlando Magic)
  • 1963-11-26 Mario Elie, NBA forward/guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1963-11-28 Johnny Newman, NBA guard/forward (Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1963-12-15 David Wingate, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1963-12-18 Charles Oakley, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • 1964-01-20 Ron Harper, NBA guard (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1964-01-22 Stojko Vrankovic, NBA center (LA Clippers)
  • 1964-01-27 Jack Haley, NBA center (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1964-02-15 Mark Price, NBA guard (Washington Bullets, Orlando Magic), born in Bartlesville, Oklahoma
  • 1964-02-16 Mark Price, NBA guard (Cleveland Caveliers)
  • 1964-03-05 Reggie Williams, NBA forward/guard (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1964-04-01 Kevin Duckworth, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964-04-22 Bob McCann, NBA forward (Washington Bullets)
  • 1964-05-16 John Salley, NBA star (Detroit Pistons)
  • 1964-05-23 Kenny Gattison, NBA forward (Orlando Magic)
  • 1964-05-28 Armon Gilliam, NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks, NJ Nets)
  • 1964-06-09 Wayman Tisdale, NBA center/forward (Phoenix Suns)
  • 1964-06-13 Sarunas Marciulionis, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1964-06-22 Greg Anderson, NBA forward/center (San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1964-06-25 Dell Curry, NBA guard (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964-06-27 Chuck Person, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1964-07-09 Ronnie Grandison, NBA forward (NY Knicks)
  • 1964-07-22 Rafael Addison, NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets)
  • 1964-08-03 Nate McMillan, NBA guard/forward (Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1964-09-29 Brad Lohaus, NBA forward/center (NY Knicks)
  • 1964-11-21 Olden Polynice, NBA forward/center (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1964-11-22 Benoit Benjamin, NBA center (Milwaukee Bucks)
  • 1964-11-30 David Wood, NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks)
  • 1964-12-17 Joe Wolf, NBA forward/center (Orlando Magic, Denver Nuggets)
  • 1964-12-19 Arvydas Sabonis, NBA center (Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1965-01-09 Muggsy Bogues, American NBA guard and the shortest player ever to play in the NBA (Washington Bullets, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1965-02-22 Chris Dudley, NBA center (NY Knicks, Portland Trail Blazers)
  • 1965-02-28 Duane Ferrell, NBA forward (SF Warriors, Indiana Pacers)
  • 1965-03-08 Kenny Smith, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport