On February 28, 1940 college basketball was televised for the first time. Station W2XBS broadcasted a doubleheader from Madison Square Garden. Georgetown played New York University and Pittsburgh played Fordham.
The West defeated the East 143-138 in last night's NBA All-Star game. Congrats to Chris Paul for finishing with 20 points, 15 assists and MVP honors! And Kevin Durant also killed it, going on to score his game-high of 30 points. Carmelo Anthony led the East with 26 points and 12 rebounds.
With NBA All-Star weekend on the horizon the wait for the list of finalists for the NBA Hall of Fame Class of 2013 is now over. Twelve finalists have been selected, with six of them being first time finalists (Gary Payton, Tim Hardaway, Mitch Richmond, Sylvia Hatchell, Dawn Staley & Tom Heinsohn as a Coach). Click here to see all twelve finalists.
Click here to see Gary Payton jerseys by Mitchell & Ness.
And here to see Hardaway.
We might not make her jersey, but we have to give a little shout out for the Philly girl, Dawn Staley.
It's February 14th. Let's talk about love and chocolate. Lovetron and Chocolate Thunder to be exact. To quote Darryl Dawkins, the four essential elements on his imaginary planet Lovetron are "love, love, love and more love. That's it!" Well, we all love his dunks, right? Dawkins was known for his powerful dunks which led to the NBA adopting breakaway rims due to him shattering backboards on two occasions in 1979.
Check out Darryl Dawkins' top 20 dunks in the video below. Broken glass everywhere!!
As you probably know the NBA All Star Game is in Houston this year. Houston hosted the All Star Game in 2006, and before that, in 1989. Since 2006 is like yesterday around here, we decided to commemorate the '89 game with a cool collection of a crew, tee and hats. Before we get to that, let's remember the 1989 game. It was held on February 12 and it was the first time that Houston hosted the stars of the NBA. The West squad was coached by Pat Riley while the East had Lenny Wilkens calling the shots. Starters for the West: John Stockton, Alex English, Karl Malone, Dale Ellis, Hakeem Olajuwon. Starters for the East: Michael Jordan, Isiah Thomas, Charles Barkely, Moses Malone and Dominique Wilkins. The West dominated the first half and headed to the locker room up 87 - 59. The East squad dominated after the break and made it a game by scoring 75 second half points to the West's 56 points. Final score - West 143 - East 134. The MVP was Karl Malone who finished with 28 points and 9 rebounds.
Now on to the gear. Take a look below and check out the great stuff we've made to recognize and remember this game and these uniforms.
All this good stuff is now available at the Mitchell & Ness flagship store and will be on our site in the next couple of days. In Houston, you can get it at City Gear.