5 Big Deals getting done now that Dwight Howard left the Lakers for the Houston Rockets.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: After Howard told LA he was heading to Houston, the NBA erupted in a number of deals. Here's the lowdown on 5 big deals that hinged on Dwight's decision.
Laker Nation can finally enjoy some good news for once: Kobe Bryant is shooting again.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: The Lakers need a healthy Mamba back asap.
Chris Brown Schools Gilbert Arenas 1-on-1 at BET Awards Show.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: When you're an NBA star and Chris Brown takes you to the hole in a charity game it may be time to think retirement. Maybe he was distracted by the beautiful Tatyana?
Based on the early returns of the 2013 NBA Draft, Darko Milicic would be a franchise player.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Poor Darko was 10 years too early.
Blockbuster trade sends Garnett, Pierce, and Terry to Brooklyn Nets.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: This trade rocked the 2013 NBA Draft and makes the Brooklyn Nets a legit contender for a championship.
The 2013 NBA Draft is just two days away- will any first round selection in 2013 blow up like several of the first round selections of the 1984 NBA Draft did?
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: It generally takes a couple years for any draft to pan out, but at this point it seems unlikely.
Scottie Pippen knocked out a guy in the parking lot of a famous Malibu restaurant Sunday night, although no arrests have been officially made.
Hoopsvibe's quick call: Who knows what really happened - but it's never a good idea to mess with a guy who's 6'8" and 230 lbs.
21 years ago tonight, Shaquille O'Neal was the first overall selection in the 1992 NBA Draft.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Has there ever been a better #1 overall NBA Draft pick in history?
26 years ago today, Magic created potentially his most memorable play.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Magic made victory appear out of thin air in a critical Game 4 of the NBA Finals at the Boston Garden.
21 years ago today, Michael Jordan had the greatest half in NBA Finals history.
HoopsVibe Very Quick Call: Doesn't it seem like Michael Jordan was involved in every great Finals moment ever?
The Bulls defeated Portland 122-89 in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on June 3rd, 1992. Michael Jordan, who finished with a game-high 39 points, set NBA Finals records for points scored in a half (35) and three-point field goals made in one half (6).
After the sixth made three-pointer, Jordan turned to the mid court TV camera and shrugged as if to say, “I guess everything’s going in.” Unknowingly, his shrug created one of the most indelible images in NBA history and added further to his legacy in the process.
The two teams appeared headed to face each other for most of the season and comparisons were made between Clyde Drexler and Michael Jordan throughout the season. Portland came out super hot to start the game, making their first seven field goal attempts, and took an eight point lead.
Then, Michael Jordan turned it on. Portland was leading by 1 at 45-44, but then Chicago went on a 22-6 run to grab a 66-51 halftime lead and take control, ultimately winning the game by 33 points.
"I started running for the three-point line; it felt like a free throw," Jordan famously said after the game. "I set another goal … a reasonable, manageable goal that I could realistically achieve if I worked hard enough. I approached everything step by step."
In any different era, the Portland Trailblazers squads of the early 90's would've walked away with at least one ring. The Seattle Supersonics of the late 90's would later feel the same sting of a Bulls team that is considered one of the greatest dynasties in NBA history.
The Bulls would go on to win the series in six games. Michael Jordan was named Finals Most Valuable Player for the second year in a row, to go with his sixth straight regular season scoring titles.