Just how long have the 76ers been waiting for a performance
like Jrue Holiday’s effort on Saturday night? So long that it ended a rather
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the last time an NBA
basketball player scored 35 points or more in a game for Philadelphia was the
immortal Willie Green on April 18, 2007. Green knocked down 14 of his 25 field
goal attempt – including five of seven three-pointers – to key the Sixers in a
122-119 victory over the Toronto Raptors in the season finale. I’m sure we all
remember that one!
In going nearly six years without another individual
experiencing a 35-point game, the 76ers managed to set and increase the longest
streak without such a scoring explosion in NBA history, a drought Holiday finally
snapped at 436 consecutive games. The franchise posted a 202-234 record during that span.
Using 35 points as a benchmark is somewhat trivial, but it does
serve to make it all the more apparent how much the organization has lacked a
superstar since the Allen Iverson days. Thankfully it’s starting to look like
Jrue might be able to help put an end to such bleak times.
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LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Former University of Kansas basketball player Josh Jackson pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation for backing into a car and driving away.
The Lawrence Journal-World reports that Jackson entered his plea Tuesday in Lawrence Municipal Court to striking an unattended vehicle. Two other charges, inattentive driving and improper backing, were dismissed.
Jackson, who is expected to be a top draft pick in next month's NBA draft, will be on probation for six months and must pay a $250 fine. If he violates his probation, Jackson would have to serve 30 days in jail.
Coach Bill Self suspended Jackson for the opening game of the Big 12 Tournament because of the incident.
The 6-foot-8 Jackson has now resolved two cases that had dogged him during his lone year at Kansas. He earlier reached a diversion agreement that requires him to attend anger management classes, write a letter of apology and refrain from using alcohol or recreational drugs for a year for his confrontation with a Jayhawks women's basketball player last year.
Jackson had pleaded not guilty to a misdemeanor count of criminal property damage after he argued with McKenzie Calvert on Dec. 9 outside a bar in Lawrence. He signed the diversion agreement on April 26.
It appears the Big3 League media blitz is already underway.
Allen Iverson and his Killer 3s team doesn't start play until the end of June and doesn't roll through Philadelphia until the middle of July, but that hasn't stopped the Answer from doing a little promo for the gimicky league.
A.I. sat down with actor and general hoops junkie Michael Rapaport for Fox Sports 1 for a segment that will air next month but they shared a teaser online.
In it, the topic of trash talking comes up. Iverson says he wasn't much of a talker himself but witnessed plenty from the likes of Michael Jordan who used intimidation to get to Aaron McKie.
You can check out the Big3 League's full season schedule right here.