NBA History@nbahistory

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NBA History

Today We Remember 5x All-Star, 3x Champ (1979 #NBAFinals MVP) and Hall of Famer, Dennis Johnson (1954-2007).


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Happy 73rd Birthday to 13x champ (11 as coach, 2 as player) and Hall of Fame coach, Phil Jackson! #NBABDAY


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Elgin Baylor puts up #NBAFinals record 61 points for the @lakers in Game 5 of the 1962 #NBAFinals! #NBABDAY


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Happy 84th Birthday to 11x All-Star, 10x All-NBA & Hall of Famer, Elgin Baylor! #NBABDAY


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Happy 78th Birthday to Hall of Fame Coach Larry Brown! #NBABDAY

Brown began his coaching career in the ABA & won 3 ABA Coach of the Year awards (1973, 1975, 1976) before a long NBA career where he won NBA Coach of the Year in 2001 and NBA title in 2004.


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The LeBron before LeBron... @gary.payton.20 explains to @austinjmills and @bonecollector6! #NBAPlaymakers


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Why did Bernard King choose to wear #30?

#NBAPlaymakers @austinjmills and @bonecollector6 got the scoop from BK himself!


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On his 38th birthday, we bring back @yao’s @hoophall #NBAMixtape!


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@yao makes a splash upon arrival to the NBA from China in 2002! #NBABDAY


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Happy 38th Birthday to 8x All-Star, 5x All-NBA and Hall of Famer, @Yao! #NBABDAY


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Happy Birthday, Bob Lanier. The No. 1 overall pick of the 1970 #NBADraft by the @detroitpistons, Lanier excelled in an era of dominant big men (Wilt Chamberlain, @kareemabduljabbar_33, Willis Reed, Dave Cowens, @billwalton). Despite being 6’11, Lanier was fluid and lethal (inside and outside). #NBABDAY #NBAvault


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Happy 70th Birthday to 8x All-Star & Hall of Famer, Bob Lanier! Lanier averaged 20.1ppg, 10.1rpg & 1.5bpg in 14 seasons. #NBABDAY


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