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Posts tagged ‘Summer Olympics’
Posted: March 2nd, 2010

Next season, No. 6 will replace the No. 23 LeBron James has worn since his high school days in Akron.

Well, 2 times 3 is 6.

LeBron James has multiplied his No. 23 to come up with his new number for next season – 6. Actually, I don’t know how he came up with No. 6 for his new number, but James did wear it in the 2008 Summer Olympics.

The change is in part with him believing the NBA should league-wide retire the No. 23 worn by who most consider the greatest basketball player ever – Michael Jordan.

Got to give James credit on this one. I’ve talked to people about this for a long time, but for a megastar athlete to change his number is big.

Considering his idol was Jordan, the change is even more impressive. It will go into effect next season.

One last thing. Wonder how many No. 6 James jerseys will get sold the first week they hit the shelves especially if he’s with a new team?

Try plenty.

Posted in: NBA
Posted: May 9th, 2009

Hall of Fame coach Chuck Daly passed away today.

Former NBA coach Chuck Daly passed away of pancreatic cancer this morning in Jupiter, Fla. One of the greatest coaches ever, Daly lead the Detroit Pistons to three straight NBA Finals.

The Pistons won it all those last two trips in 1989 and 1990. In an era in which the L.A. Lakers and Boston Celtics dominated the NBA, Daly’s Pistons, better known as the “Bad Boys.” broke through that mode.

He then coached the first Dream Team lead by Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson and Larry Bird to a gold medal in the 1992 Summer Olympics.

I always respected how he was able to handle superstars. He did it before Phil Jackson became the master of it.

Rest in peace, Coach.

Posted in: NBA

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