Nate Thurmond quadruple-doubles

On October 18, 1974, Nathaniel “Nate the Great” Thurmond became the first NBA player to complete a quadruple-double, lifting the Chicago Bulls to a 120-115 victory over the Atlanta Hawks. Thurmond totaled 22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists and 12 blocks. The Hawks led the Bulls 56-51 going into halftime and the score was tied at…

Last shot in Chicago for MJ

On June 14, 1998, the Chicago Bulls gave Michael Jordan a proper sendoff as they clinched the championship four games to two with a 87-86 victory over the Utah Jazz. The Bulls fell short in the first three quarters, allowing the Jazz to take a 66-61 lead going into the fourth. But, they came back outscoring…

Chamberlain scores 100

On March 2, 1962, Wilt “The Stilt” Chamberlain scored a record 100 points as he assisted the Philadelphia Warriors in a 169-147 victory over the New York Knicks. Chamberlain scored 23 points in the first quarter and totaled 41 by half time. After accumulating 28 points in the third quarter, totaling 69, fans started cheering, “Give It To…

Mt. Knight blows and throws chair

On February 23, 1985, Indiana Hoosiers head coach, Bob Knight was dealt a two shot technical foul five minutes into a match, causing him to throw a chair across the court and be ejected from the game. Knight’s fit came after his Hoosiers received six fouls. His frustration with the referee’s started to show when Marty Simmons was…

Basketball’s Hall makes first big move

On February 17, 1968, the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame’s permanent location opened in Springfield, Massachusetts to honor and commemorate the league’s  most talented players. The museum was originally housed at Springfield College in Massachusetts, a stones throw away from where the sport made its debut. The Hall of Fame’s namesake, James Naismith is sited as the…

Fans get ‘Mad’ at Chicago’s new house

On November 4, 1994, the Chicago Bulls hosted the season opener against the Charlotte Hornets in a 89-83 victory and the first game played at the United Center. Although Michael Jordan, was unable to play, there were still a number of talented individuals who helped bring the Bulls to victory. Scottie Pippen scored 22 points and Larry Krystkowiak scored…