National Basketball Association History (Part 4)

Basketball Leagues: NCAA - WNBA

Related Topics: NBA All-Star Game - NBA Championship

Events in Sport

Events 301 - 400 of 476

  • 1995-11-03 First NBA game at FleetCenter in Boston; Celtics lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 101-100
  • 1995-11-03 First NBA game at Rose Garden in Portland; Trail Blazers lose 92-80 to Vancouver Grizzlies
  • 1995-11-03 First NBA game at SkyDome in Toronto; Raptors beat New Jersey Nets, 94-79
  • 1995-11-03 With a 105-91 victory over Charlotte at the United Centre, Chicago wins their first of an NBA record 72 games in one season and their first of an NBA record 37 home games won at the start of a season
  • 1995-11-05 First NBA game at General Motors Place in Vancouver; Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 100-98 in OT
  • 1995-12-07 NBA settles strike of referees, refs to return on Dec 12
  • 1995-12-10 1st meeting of NBA expansion teams, Raptors beat Grizzlies 93-81
  • 1995-12-12 NBA referees return to work after striking
  • 1996-01-10 Boston guard Dana Barros sinks a 3-point field goal in his 89th straight game, during the Celtics' 113-104 win over Sacramento Kings; NBA record streak ends in next game when he goes 0 from 9

NBA Record

1996-03-01 Atlanta's Lenny Wilkens becomes first coach in NBA history to reach 1,000 career victories when the Hawks beat Cleveland Cavaliers, 74-68

Sports History

1996-03-07 Magic Johnson is 2nd NBA player to reach 10,000 career assists

  • 1996-04-02 Vancouver Grizzlies beat Minnesota Timberwolves, 105-103 at General Motors Place Arena to end their NBA single-season record 23-game consecutive loss streak
  • 1996-04-21 Chicago Bulls win NBA record 72 games (72-8)
  • 1996-05-01 Miami Heat beaten, 112-91 to Chicago Bulls to be swept 3-0 in round 1 of NBA Eastern Division playoffs; first time in his 14 years as head coach Pat Riley ousted in the opening round
  • 1996-06-26 NBA Draft: Georgetown guard Allen Iverson first pick by Philadelphia 76ers

Contract of Interest

1996-07-12 Michael Jordan signs a NBA contract with the Chicago Bulls, for 1 year for $30.1 million

  • 1996-11-01 Philadelphia 76ers inaugurate NBA season with opening of the CoreStates Center before 20,444; largest crowd to see a basketball game in state of Pennsylvania; lose to Milwaukee Bucks, 111-103
  • 1996-11-02 Miami Heat’s Pat Riley becomes eighth coach to win 800 games in 97-95 win at Indiana; milestone accomplished 2 weeks shy of his 15th coaching anniversary, faster than any coach in NBA history

Sports History

1996-11-03 Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant becomes the then youngest player to make his NBA debut (18 years, 2 months, 11 days) in 91-85 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves at the Great Western Forum

  • 1996-12-04 Orlando Magic tie NBA record of fewest points scored since inception of 24 second clock losing to Cleveland Cavalier, 84-57
  • 1996-12-05 Portland's Jermaine O'Neal at 18 becomes the youngest NBA player
  • 1997-01-15 Seattle's Sam Perkins ties Jeff Hornacek's NBA single-game record by connecting on 8 straight 3-point field goals during Sonics' 122-78 win over visiting Toronto; Seattle also sets an NBA steals record with 27

Sports History

1997-01-17 NBA suspends Dennis Rodman indefinitely for kicking cameraman

  • 1997-01-31 San Antonio forward Dominique Wilkins scores 27 points in the Spurs' 97-95 loss to Minnesota; gives him 26,009 career points; only the 6th NBA player to reach the 26k milestone

Sports History

1997-06-25 NBA Draft: Wake Forest power forward Tim Duncan first pick by San Antonio Spurs

  • 1997-10-01 Minnesota Timberwolves NBA forward Kevin Garnett, just 2 years out of high school, signs a record 6-year, $123 million contract extension
  • 1997-10-11 Dennis Rodman returns from second longest NBA suspension (11 games)
  • 1997-10-28 NBA announces hiring of Dee Kantner & Violet Palmer as 1st women to officiate a major-league all-male sports league
  • 1997-11-18 Mavericks' A C Green ties Randy Smith's NBA record of 906 cons games
  • 1997-11-20 Mavericks' A C Green sets NBA record of 907 consecutive games played
  • 1997-12-01 Golden State Warriors NBA guard Latrell Sprewell assaults head coach P.J. Carlesimo; suspended for 10 games
  • 1997-12-03 Golden State Warriors terminates guard Latrell Sprewell's four-year, $32 million NBA contract for attacking coach P.J. Carlesimo
  • 1997-12-04 NBA suspends former Golden State Warriors guard Latrell Sprewell for 1 year for attacking coach P.J. Carlesimo
  • 1998-01-03 Los Angeles Clippers Bill Fitch coaches his 2,000th NBA game, a 97-88 win against the Dallas Mavericks at the LA Memorial Sports Arena
  • 1998-01-10 Utah Jazz head coach Jerry Sloan wins his 600th NBA game with a 111-84 victory at the Houston Rockets
  • 1998-01-23 Denver Nuggets tie the NBA single-season record of 23 consecutive losses set by the Vancouver Grizzlies in 1995-96; streak ends with a 99-81 win the next day against the LA Clippers
  • 1998-01-23 Michael Jordan scores in double figures for 800th consecutive game in a 100-98 OT win over New Jersey; adds 40 more double-figure scoring games to his NBA record before retiring for the second time (1998)
  • 1998-03-01 Miami's Pat Riley becomes the 5th head coach to record 900 NBA career wins with Heat's 85-84 win over the New Jersey Nets
  • 1998-03-27 Chicago Bulls - Atlanta Hawks matchup at Georgia Dome in Atlanta, draws a crowd of 62,046, largest in any game in NBA history; Bulls win, 89-74
  • 1998-06-14 NBA Finals: Chicago Bulls beat Utah Jazz, 87-86 in Game 6 for their 3rd consecutive title and 6th in 8 seasons; MVP: Michael Jordan for 3rd straight year and 6th time
  • 1998-06-24 NBA Draft: Pacific center Michael Olowokandi first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 1998-07-01 NBA commences a player lockout after no agreement with players about salary issues - lasts 204 days with the season shortened by 50 games
  • 1999-01-06 An agreement is reached by the NBA and the players union to end a 204-day lockout which shortened the season by 50 games
  • 1999-01-07 NBA Board of Governors unanimously ratifies a new 6-year collective bargaining agreement between the league and the National Basketball Players Association
  • 1999-01-13 Basketball superstar Michael Jordan announces his second retirement just prior to start of lockout-shortened 1998-99 NBA season; returns in 2001 with Washington
  • 1999-04-01 Detroit Pistons guard Joe Dumars becomes 10th player in NBA history to play 1,000 games with the same team and one of 8 to play 1,000 games with his only team; scores 18 points in 107-75 rout of Chicago Bulls
  • 1999-04-01 Philadelphia 76ers head coach Larry Brown wins his 900th pro game with an 88-84 win over Miami Heat; Brown record: 671-547 NBA, 229-107 ABA, combined 900-654
  • 1999-06-25 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat New York Knicks, 78-77 in Game 5 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Tim Duncan
  • 1999-06-30 NBA Draft: Duke power forward Elton Brand first pick by Chicago Bulls

Sports History

1999-10-01 In a blockbuster NBA trade, the Houston Rockets move All Star forward Scottie Pippen to Portland Trail Blazers for Kelvin Cato, Stacey Augmon, Walt Williams, Carlos Rogers, Ed Gray and Brian Shaw

  • 2000-01-02 19,600 fans watch the Miami Heat beat the Orlando Magic, 111-103 in the first NBA game at the Heat's new American Airlines Arena in Miami
  • 2000-01-04 American businessman and investor Mark Cuban purchases a majority stake in the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise for $285m from H. Ross Perot, Jr.
  • 2000-01-15 Utah's Jerry Sloan becomes 12th coach in NBA history to reach the 700-victory plateau when the Jazz defeat the LA Clippers, 112-75 at the Delta Center, Salt Lake City
  • 2000-01-23 Dallas' Don Nelson becomes the 6th coach in NBA history to win 900 career games when the Mavericks defeat the Detroit Pistons, 99-91 at The Palace of Auburn Hills

NBA Record

2000-01-29 Karl Malone of the Utah Jazz becomes the 3rd player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; finishes with 35 in a 96-94 loss to Minnesota; behind Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387) and Wilt Chamberlain (31,419)

NBA Finals

2000-06-19 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Indiana Pacers, 116-111 in Game 6 to win the franchise's first title in 12 years; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal

  • 2000-06-28 NBA Draft: Cincinnati power forward Kenyon Martin first pick by New Jersey Nets
  • 2000-10-01 NBA stars Ray Allen and Vince Carter each score 13 points as the US beats France 85-75 to win the men's basketball gold medal at the Sydney Olympics
  • 2000-11-01 Pat Riley becomes only 2nd coach in NBA history to accumulate 1,000 regular season victories when Miami Heat open season with a 105-79 victory v Orlando Magic; Lenny Wilkens is first to achieve the mark
  • 2001-01-04 Washington Wizards forward Michael Jordan becomes 4th player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points; hits a free throw in 2nd quarter of an 89-83 win against his old team, the Chicago Bulls
  • 2001-01-11 New York Knicks hold an opponent under 100 points for NBA-record 29th straight game in a 76-75 loss to the Houston Rockets; streak snaps 46-year-old NBA record of 28 straight set by the Fort Wayne Pistons in 1954-55
  • 2001-06-15 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat Philadelphia 76ers, 100-86 in Game 5 to win back-to-back titles; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal for second straight year
  • 2001-06-27 NBA Draft: Glynn Academy center Kwame Brown first pick by Washington Wizards
  • 2001-10-05 MLB's Atlanta Braves become first pro sports team to win 10 straight division titles after mauling the Marlins, 20-3 to clinch the NL East title; NBA's Boston Celtics (1957-65) & LA Lakers (1982-90) both won 9 in a row
  • 2001-11-03 San Antonio Spurs guard Steve Smith plays first game against Portland after being traded from the Trail Blazers; ties NBA record for most 3-point field goals in a game without a miss; goes 8-for-8, scores 36 points in 106-90 win
  • 2002-01-30 Utah's Karl Malone becomes 2nd player in NBA history to register 34,000 career points by scoring 18 in a 90-78 win over Chicago at the Delta Center; trails only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (38,387 points)
  • 2002-06-12 NBA Finals: Los Angeles Lakers beat New Jersey Nets, 113-107 for a 4-0 sweep and 3rd straight title; MVP: Shaquille O'Neal for 3rd consecutive Finals series
  • 2002-06-26 NBA Draft: Shanghai Sharks (China) center Yao Ming first pick by Houston Rockets
  • 2002-10-01 Free agent center Wang Zhizhi, the first ever Chinese-born player in the NBA, signs a 3-year offer sheet with the Los Angeles Clippers; waived in 2003 and moves to Miami Heat
  • 2003-01-10 NBA announces Charlotte, N.C. is awarded an NBA expansion franchise to be known as the Charlotte Bobcats and start play in 2004-05; eventually changes to the Charlotte Hornets for the 2014-15 season
  • 2003-04-16 Washington Wizards' Michael Jordan plays his final NBA game, in Philadelphia, where he receives a 3 minute standing ovation.
  • 2003-06-15 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs beat New Jersey Nets, 88-77 in Game 6 for franchise's second title; MVP: Tim Duncan

Sports History

2003-06-26 NBA Draft: St. Vincent–St. Mary HS (Akron, Ohio) small forward LeBron James first pick by Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2004-06-15 NBA Finals: Detroit Pistons beat Los Angeles Lakers, 100-87 in Game 5 to complete one of the greatest upsets in NBA history; MVP: Chauncey Billups
  • 2004-06-24 NBA Draft: Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy power forward Dwight Howard first pick by Orlando Magic
  • 2005-06-28 NBA Draft: Utah center Andrew Bogut first pick by Milwaukee Bucks
  • 2005-08-05 NBA announces Las Vegas will host the 2007 All Star game; first time event will be held in a city without an NBA team
  • 2006-01-22 Kobe Bryant scores 81 points in a 122-104 Lakers victory over the Toronto Raptors; second-highest game total in NBA history, behind only Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game (1962)

NBA Finals

2006-06-20 NBA Finals: Miami Heat beat Dallas Mavericks, 95-92 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dwyane Wade

  • 2006-06-28 NBA Draft: Benetton Treviso (Italy) power forward Andrea Bargnani first pick by Toronto Raptors
  • 2007-01-20 Utah coach Jerry Sloan passes Larry Brown for 4th on the NBA's all-time win list (1,010) after the Jazz beat the Chicago Bulls, 95-85 at the United Center
  • 2007-06-14 NBA Finals: San Antonio Spurs edge Cleveland Cavaliers, 83-82 for a 4-0 series sweep; MVP: Tony Parker
  • 2007-06-28 NBA Draft: Ohio State center Greg Oden first pick by Portland Trail Blazers
  • 2007-07-31 Boston Celtics obtain former MVP and 10-time All-Star Kevin Garnett in a 7-for-1 deal with Minnesota Timberwolves; then the NBA's biggest ever trade for one player
  • 2008-01-13 Orlando Magic knock down a then NBA-record 23 3-pointers in 37 attempts (62.2%); Jameer Nelson goes 5-for-5 from beyond the arc as Magic beat the Sacramento Kings, 139-107
  • 2008-04-18 NBA owners give approval of a potential Seattle SuperSonics' relocation to Oklahoma City in a 28–2 vote by the Board of Governors
  • 2008-06-17 NBA Finals: Boston Celtics beat Los Angeles Lakers, 131-92 in Game 6 for first title since 1986 and 17th overall; MVP: Paul Pierce
  • 2008-06-26 NBA Draft: Memphis point guard Derrick Rose first pick by Chicago Bulls
  • 2008-07-02 A settlement is reached allowing former NBA franchise the Seattle SuperSonics to move to Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; new owner Clay Bennett agrees to pay City of Seattle $45 million to wriggle out of last 2 years of KeyArena lease
  • 2008-09-03 The new Oklahoma City NBA franchise announces the team will be named the 'Thunder'; reference to powerful storms in the area

NBA Record

2008-12-25 Phil Jackson becomes the sixth coach in NBA history to win 1,000 games as his LA Lakers beat Boston Celtics, 92-83 at the Staples Center, Los Angeles

  • 2009-06-25 NBA Draft: Oklahoma power forward Blake Griffin first pick by Los Angeles Clippers
  • 2010-01-21 LA Lakers forward Kobe Bryant becomes the youngest NBA player to reach 25,000 career points at 31 years, 151 days; beats Wilt Chamberlain by 35 days
  • 2010-04-02 Basketball superstar Kobe Bryant signs a three-year contract extension with the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers worth $87 million
  • 2010-06-24 NBA Draft: Kentucky point guard John Wall first pick by Washington Wizards
  • 2011-06-12 NBA Finals: Dallas Mavericks beat Miami Heat, 105-95 in Game 6 for first title in franchise history; MVP: Dirk Nowitzki

Sports History

2011-06-23 NBA Draft: Duke point guard Kyrie Irving first pick Cleveland Cavaliers

  • 2011-07-01 NBA owners begin the second player lockout in 12 years, shortening the season by 16 games before a salary agreement was reached
  • 2011-12-08 The NBA and players union reach financial agreement to end a 161-day lockout, shortening the season by 16 games
  • 2012-01-17 LeBron James becomes youngest player in NBA history to record 20,000 career points during the Miami Heat's 92-75 victory over Golden State; James, 28 years, 17 days, passes Kobe Bryant, 29 years, 122 days

Birthdays in Sport

Birthdays 301 - 400 of 675

  • 1966-08-23 Rik Smits, NBA center (Indiana Pacers), born in Eindhoven, Netherlands
  • 1966-09-01 Tim Hardaway, American basketball guard (NBA All-Star 1991–93, 97, 98; All-NBA First Team 1997; Olympic gold 2000; Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-09-15 Sherman Douglas 'the General', American NBA guard (NJ Nets), born in Washington D.C.
  • 1966-09-29 Hersey Hawkins, American NBA guard (Seattle Supersonics, Olympic bronze 1988), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1966-10-10 Derrick McKey, American NBA forward (Indiana Pacers), born in Meridian, Mississippi
  • 1966-10-17 Danny Ferry, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1966-11-13 Rumeal Robinson, NBA guard (Portland Trail Blazers, Detroit Pistons)
  • 1966-11-24 Ledell Eackles, NBA guard (Wash Wizards/Bullets)
  • 1966-11-27 Dean Garrett, NBA center (Denver Nuggets)
  • 1966-12-14 Anthony Mason, American NBA forward, 1989-2003 (NY Knicks, Charlotte Hornets, and 4 other teams), born in Miami, Florida (d. 2015)
  • 1966-12-14 Carl Herrera, Trinidadian-born Venezuelan NBA forward, 1991-99 (San Antonio Spurs, and 2 other teams), born in Trinidad and Tobago
  • 1966-12-16 Clifford Robinson, American basketball center (NBA All Star 1994; 6th Man of Year Award 1993; Phoenix Suns, Portland Trail Blazers), born in Buffalo, New York (d. 2020)
  • 1966-12-26 Tim Legler, NBA guard (Washington Wizards/Bullets), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1967-01-08 Willie Anderson, American NBA guard (NY Knicks, Olympic bronze 1988), born in Greenville, California
  • 1967-01-29 Stacey King, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Lawton, Oklahoma
  • 1967-03-20 Mookie Blaylock, NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1967-03-27 Tom Hammonds, American NBA forward (Minn Timberwolves, Denver Nuggets), born in Fort Walton Beach, Florida
  • 1967-04-03 Pervis Ellison, American basketball player, NBA forward and center (Boston Celtics), born in Savannah, Georgia
  • 1967-04-13 Dana Barros, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Boston, Massachusetts
  • 1967-04-24 Dino Radja, Croatian basketball player (Boston Celtics), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1967-05-27 Doug West, NBA guard (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1967-05-27 George McCloud, NBA forward/guard (Dallas Mavericks, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967-05-28 Glen Rice, American basketball guard and forward (3-time NBA All Star; NBA C'ship 2000; Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks), born in Jacksonville, Arkansas
  • 1967-06-05 Matt Bullard, NBA forward (Houston Rockets, Atlanta Hawks)
  • 1967-06-17 Terry Davis, American NBA forward & center (Dallas Mavericks, Wash Wizards), born in Danville, Virginia
  • 1967-06-21 Derrick Coleman, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1967-07-17 Kevin Pritchard, American NBA guard & basketball executive (Washington Bullets), born in Bloomington, Indiana
  • 1967-07-24 Nick Nurse, American basketball head coach (NBA C'ship 2019, Toronto Raptors; Canadian men's national team), born in Carroll, Iowa
  • 1967-07-31 Tony Massenburg, American NBA forward who played for 12 different teams, born in Sussex, Virginia
  • 1967-09-03 Chris Gatling, American basketball forward (NBA All Star 1997; Golden State Warriors, New Jersey Nets, Miami Heat), born in Elizabeth, New Jersey
  • 1967-09-09 B. J. Armstrong, American basketball guard (Charlotte Hornets), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1967-10-05 Rex Chapman, NBA guard (Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns)
  • 1967-10-27 Jaren Jackson, American NBA guard & forward (Houston Rockets, San Antonio Spurs), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-11-15 Greg Anthony, NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Seattle Supersonics)
  • 1967-11-20 Chris Childs, NBA guard (NJ Nets, NY Knicks), born in Bakersfield, California
  • 1967-12-14 Eldridge Recasner, American NBA guard (Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-21 Ervin Johnson, NBA center (Seattle Supersonics, Milwaukee Bucks), born in New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1967-12-21 Terry Mills, NBA forward (Miami Heat, Detroit Pistons), born in Romulus, Michigan
  • 1968-01-19 Marty Conlon, American NBA forward (Milwaukee Bucks), born in The Bronx, New York
  • 1968-01-20 Nick Anderson, American basketball player (Orlando Magic), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-02-02 Sean Elliott, NBA forward (San Antonio Spurs)
  • 1968-02-03 Vlade Divac, Yugoslavia, NBA center (Charlotte Hornets, LA Lakers)
  • 1968-02-09 Derek Strong, NBA forward (LA Lakers, Orlando Magic)
  • 1968-02-22 Jayson Williams, American NBA center (NJ Nets), born in Ritter, South Carolina
  • 1968-02-27 Loy Vaught, American NBA forward (LA Clippers), born in Grand Rapids, Michigan
  • 1968-03-19 Tyrone Hill, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Milwaukee Bucks), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • 1968-03-21 Scott Williams, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1968-04-22 (Vernell) "Bimbo" Coles, American NBA basketball guard, 1990-2004 (Miami Heat, Golden State Warriors, and 3 other teams; Olympic bronze, 1988), born in Covington, Virginia
  • 1968-05-09 David Benoit, NBA forward (Utah Jazz, NJ Nets)
  • 1968-05-22 Randy Brown, American NBA point guard and executive (NBA C'ship 1996-98, Chicago Bulls), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-05-25 Kendall Gill, American NBA guard & forward (NJ Nets), born in Chicago, Illinois
  • 1968-06-14 Eric Murdock, American NBA guard (Vancouver Grizzlies, Miami Heat), born in Somerville, New Jersey
  • 1968-06-14 Tony Smith, American NBA guard (Miami Heat), born in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
  • 1968-06-19 Jud Buechler, NBA guard/forward (Chicago Bulls)
  • 1968-06-22 Darrell Armstrong, NBA guard (Orlando Magic)
  • 1968-07-23 Elden Campbell, American NBA forward and center (LA Lakers), born in Los Angeles, California
  • 1968-07-23 Gary Payton, American basketball guard (Olympic gold 1996, 2000; NBA All-Star 1994–98, 2000–03; Seattle SuperSonics), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-08-01 Stacey Augmon, American NBA guard (Portland Trailblazers, Hawks), born in Pasadena, California
  • 1968-08-22 Michael Curry, American basketball forward and coach (Detroit Pistons), born in Anniston, Alabama
  • 1968-08-27 Emanual Davis, NBA guard (Houston Rockets)
  • 1968-09-05 Dennis Scott, American NBA forward (Dallas Mavericks), born in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • 1968-09-14 Pete Chilcutt, American NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies), born in Sumter, South Carolina
  • 1968-09-18 Toni Kukoč, Croatian basketball forward (NBA C'ship 1996, 97, 98 Chicago Bulls; NBA Sixth Man of the Year 1996; 5 × Euroscar Player of the Year), born in Split, Croatia
  • 1968-10-03 Greg Foster, American basketball center and coach (NBA C'ship 2001 LA Lakers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-10-14 Dwayne Schintzius, NBA center (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1968-10-31 Antonio Davis, American NBA forward-center (Indiana Pacers), born in Oakland, California
  • 1968-11-14 Lionel Simmons, American basketball forward (NCAA Player of the Year 1990, La Salle Uni; Sacramento Kings), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1968-11-29 Dee Brown, American NBA guard (Boston Celtics), born in Jacksonville, Florida
  • 1968-12-09 Brent Price, NBA guard (Houston Rockets, Washington Bullets)
  • 1968-12-30 Sean Higgins, NBA guard/forward (Philadelphia 76ers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969-01-04 Corie Blount, NBA forward (LA Lakers), born in Monrovia, California
  • 1969-03-09 Mahmoud Abdul Rauf, NBA guard (Sacramento Kings, Denver Nuggets), born in Gulfport, Mississippi
  • 1969-03-14 Larry Johnson, American NBA forward (Charlotte Hornets, NY Knicks), born in Tyler, Texas
  • 1969-03-25 Dale Davis, NBA forward (Indiana Pacers)
  • 1969-03-28 Elliot Perry, NBA guard, 1991-92, 1994-2002 (Phoenix Suns, Milwaukee Bucks, and 5 other teams), born in Memphis, Tennessee
  • 1969-03-31 Steve Smith, American NBA guard (14 NBA seasons, Olympic gold 2000), born in Highfield Park, MI
  • 1969-04-04 Anthony Tucker, American basketball forward (NY Knicks), born in Washington, D.C.
  • 1969-04-14 Mark Macon, American NBA guard (Detroit Pistons), born in Saginaw, Michigan
  • 1969-05-19 Richard Dumas, NBA forward (Philadelphia 76ers)
  • 1969-07-15 John Crotty, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Portland Trailblazers)
  • 1969-07-24 Chris King, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969-07-24 Rick Fox, NBA guard/forward (LA Lakers, Boston Celtics)
  • 1969-07-25 Jon Barry, American NBA guard (LA Lakers, Golden State Warriors), born in Oakland, California
  • 1969-08-02 Cedric Ceballos, American NBA forward (LA Lakers, Phoenix Suns), born in Maui, Hawaii,
  • 1969-08-03 Doug Overton, American NBA guard (Philadelphia 76ers, Denver Nuggets), born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 1969-08-06 Mike Budenholzer, American basketball head coach (Milwaukee Bucks 2018-19; Atlanta Hawks 2013-18; NBA Coach of the Year 2015, 19), born in Holbrook, Arizona
  • 1969-08-17 Christian Laettner, American NBA forward/center (Atlanta Hawks, Olympic gold 1992), born in Angola, New York
  • 1969-08-18 Isaac Austin, American basketball center (Miami Heat), born in Gridley, California
  • 1969-08-31 Victor Alexander, American NBA forward/center (NY Knicks), born in Detroit, Michigan
  • 1969-09-09 Sean Rooks, American basketball center (LA Lakers), born in New York City, New York
  • 1969-10-14 P J Brown, NBA center/forward (NJ Nets, Miami Heat)
  • 1969-10-17 Joe Courtney, NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers)
  • 1969-10-18 Anthony Avent, NBA forward (Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969-11-18 Sam Cassell, American NBA guard (NJ Nets, Houston Rockets), born in Baltimore, Maryland
  • 1969-11-22 Byron Houston, NBA forward (Sacramento Kings)
  • 1969-11-25 Anthony Peeler, NBA guard (LA Lakers, Vancouver Grizzlies)
  • 1969-11-26 Shawn Kemp, American NBA forward (Cleveland Cavaliers, Seattle Supersonics), born in Elkhart, Indiana
  • 1969-12-06 Elmore Spencer, American NBA center (Portland Trail Blazers), born in Atlanta, Georgia
  • 1969-12-19 Tom Gugliotta, NBA forward (Minnesota Timberwolves)
  • 1969-12-20 Bobby Phills, NBA guard (Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Hornets), born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Weddings in Sport

Divorces in Sport

Deaths in Sport