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In 905 NBA games, Johnson scored 17,707 points, 6,559 rebounds, and 10,141 assists, translating to career averages of 19.5 points, 7.2 rebounds, and 11.2 assists per game. Johnson shares the single-game playoff record for assists (24), holds the Finals record for assists in a game (21), and has the most playoff assists (2,346). He holds the All-Star Game single-game record for assists (22), and the All-Star Game record for career assists (127). Johnson introduced a fast-paced style of basketball called "Showtime", described as a mix of "no-look passes off the fastbreak, pin-point alley-oops from halfcourt, spinning feeds and overhand bullets under the basket through triple teams." Fellow Lakers guard Michael Cooper said, "There have been times when has thrown passes and I wasn't sure where he was going. Then one of our guys catches the ball and scores, and I run back up the floor convinced that he must've thrown it through somebody." Johnson was exceptional because he played point guard despite being 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m), a size reserved normally for front-court players. He combined the size of a power forward, the one-on-one skills of a swingman, and the ball handling talent of a guard, making him one of the most dangerous triple-double threats of all time; his 138 triple-double games are second only to Oscar Robertson's 181.
For his feats, Johnson was voted as one of the 50 Greatest Players of All Time by the NBA in 1996, and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2002. ESPN's SportsCentury ranked Johnson #17 in their "50 Greatest Athletes of the 20th Century" In 2006, ESPN**** rated Johnson the greatest point guard of all time, stating, "It could be argued that he's the one player in NBA history who was better than Michael Jordan. "Several of his achievements in individual games have also been named among the top moments in the NBA.
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Parker plays the point guard position and has established himself as a potent scorer. Voted by his peers in a 2007 poll as one of the quickest players in the NBA, he often slashes to the basket for a layup or teardrop shot. Despite his relatively small size for a basketball player (6'2'), he led the league in 'points in the paint' for a large portion of the 2005–06 season.
In the initial part of his NBA career, Parker was still considered an erratic shooter of the ball and during the 2005 off-season, coach Popovich decided to work on this aspect of his play. Seeing his mediocre shooting percentages (at that point, Parker only hit 65% of his free throws, and only 27.6% of his three point shots), he let him train extra sessions with Spurs shooting coach Chip Engelland. Engelland forbade Parker to shoot any three point shots, and among others, corrected his shooting motion and his thumb position. As a result, by the 2006–07 season, Parker had reduced his three point shots by 117 whilst shooting 147 more normal field goal attempts compared to 2005, and his accuracy rose by 4% (field goals and three point shots) and he now connected on 78% of his free throws. Parker's field goal percentage is also high for a point guard, and his speed also makes him a fast break player. However, Parker's style of play has had adverse effects on his knees .by WIKIPEDIA
Steve Nash, Phoenix suns point guard, gets the star treatment from Nike. Who wouldn’t want to be recycled?
Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash stars in a short film promoting the new sneaker, the "Nike Trash Talk." The spot is a spoof on the old American television series, "The Six Million Dollar Man," with Nash seen as the "60 Million Dollar Man," and will play on Nash's numerous on-court collisions.
The shoe is modeled after Nash's previous shoe but uses different materials including pieced-together scraps of leather and synthetic leather waste from the factory floor and a sole made up of special materials including ground-up rubber from a shoe recycling program.
The film marks the first creative effort to come from the production company Meathawk. Nash took the role of producer, while Ezra Holland and Danny Vaia, his partners at Meathawk, directed the piece with Max Malkin ("Step Up 2: The Streets") as the director of photography. Special effects were handled by the Stan Winston Studio ("Terminator," "Terminator 2," "Aliens," "The Lost World") and post-production was carried out by The Mill, an Oscar-winning company based in London and New York.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 30, 2008 (AP) -- Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce walked together, sporting black hats with green four-leaf clovers, and tried to soak up the moment when both superstars became conference champions for the first time.
"My heart is beating faster,'' Pierce said.
Someone asked Garnett if he needed a water.
"I'm good,'' Garnett said.
KG and the Big Three certainly are.
Pierce scored 27 points, Ray Allen had 17 and Garnett added 16 to lift the Boston Celtics to an 89-81 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals.
Boston got past an old nemesis to set up a matchup with another rival.
The Celtics, who locked up with Detroit many times in the 1980s, will now rekindle another classic series in the NBA Finals against the Los Angeles Lakers.
"It's kind of surreal,'' Garnett said. "Probably hasn't even hit me yet because we haven't slept in about four days, going on five days now. Going to the finals, I'm just hoping to get some sleep.''
After playing two Game 7s, the Celtics will get a needed break before hosting Kobe Bryant and the Lakers on Thursday night.
"We're emotionally drained,'' Garnett said.
The Celtics are in the NBA finals for the first time since losing to the Lakers in 1987, the third meeting in a four-year span.
The Pistons blew a 10-point lead in the fourth quarter and lost in Game 6 of the conference finals for the third straight year. They were eliminated on their home court for the first time during a six-year run that included a trip to the conference finals each year and the 2004 title.
"This is really tough,'' said Chauncey Billups, who scored a playoff-high 29 points. "We had it, and we didn't get over the hump.''
Boston entered the series without a road win in the postseason, then beat Detroit on its home court twice to win the grueling series. The NBA's top-seeded team also rallied from a fourth-quarter deficit for the first time in seven chances during the playoffs.
"It was probably the best thing because now we can say we have gone through some stuff and we're still standing,'' Celtics coach Doc Rivers said.
The loss might lead to changes on a Detroit team that has looked the same on the court for four seasons.
Billups played well and Richard Hamilton scored 21, but the rest of their teammates had lackluster efforts -- especially Rasheed Wallace.
At one point Billups had 21 points, matching the total for the rest of the team.
Wallace scored just four points on 2-of-12 shooting and had three turnovers in what might've been his last game as a Piston and could've been Flip Saunders' last as Detroit's coach. President of basketball operations Joe Dumars will likely make some sort of moves on the bench, the court or both.
"I'm sure that's something Joe and I will sit down and evaluate,'' Saunders said.
Wallace made three trips to his locker -- with reporters surrounding it -- before finally saying something to the media without taking questions.
"That's the end, man,'' Wallace said.
After it was 58-all, Detroit closed the third quarter with a 10-2 run and took its first lead since midway through the opening quarter.
Just when it seemed the Pistons might be in control with a 70-60 lead early in the fourth, the Celtics scored nine points in less than 2 minutes and went on a 19-4 run that put them ahead 79-74.
Billups' three-point play pulled Detroit to 83-79 with 2:24 left, then the Pistons wasted a chance to get closer.
Tayshaun Prince grabbed a loose ball after a Boston miss and turned the ball over when James Posey surprised him from behind and snatched it away.
"He looked to his left, put the ball out and I just snatched it,'' Posey said.
Pierce made two free throws on the possession, putting the Celtics up by six with 1 1/2 minutes to go.
The Pistons failed on their 3-pointers down the stretch and couldn't take advantage of Garnett and Pierce missing three free throws in the final 40 seconds.
The Pistons were eliminated at The Palace for the first time since Pierce helped Boston do it in the second round of the 2002 playoffs. Detroit had won its previous five games this postseason when coming off a loss.
With only one title and two NBA Finals appearances during its impressive six-year run, the franchise will draw more comparisons to baseball's Atlanta Braves.
The Celtics, meanwhile, validated their bold move of adding Garnett and Allen to join Pierce. Garnett and Pierce played key roles in the decisive fourth quarter, outscoring Detroit 20-13.
Boston point guard Rajon Rondo scored 11 points and Kendrick Perkins added seven points and seven rebounds.
February 24, 2008
Bobby Jackson was lauded for his ability to be a spark off the bench when he was traded to Houston last week.
In his first game with the Rockets, the point guard delivered.
Jackson scored 11 of his 14 points in the second half and helped Houston to its 12th straight win, a 110-97 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Sunday night.
Tracy McGrady had 24 points and eight assists as the Rockets won their 16th game in their last 17. Their current streak is their longest since their championship season of 1993-94, and the longest active streak in the NBA.
The Bulls kept it close through three quarters with help from their new players, but the Rockets' hot shooting in the fourth quarter put the game out of reach.
Jackson, who played for Rockets coach Rick Adelman for five seasons in Sacramento, asked his coach what his role would be in Houston.
"I said: 'What you did in Sacramento,'" Adelman said. "He brings energy to the game on both ends of the court. I thought he really did that."
The Rockets were ahead by seven early in the fourth quarter before Jackson, who was traded from New Orleans, scored five straight points for Houston, capped by a nifty off-balance layup and the free throw that followed to make it 84-74.
Jackson said his time with Adelman in Sacramento helped make his transition to the Rockets go smoothly.
"That's a big plus," he said. "If I would have gotten traded and came to a situation where I didn't know the offense, it would have been a big mess."
Three straight 3-pointers by Luther Head, McGrady and Jackson about midway through the fourth quarter made it 92-78.
Everyone raved about Jackson's knowledge of Adelman's system and his play Sunday night. But McGrady couldn't get to the compliments before joking about a memorable fight the two had almost seven years ago when he played for Orlando.
Asked what he brought to the team, McGrady deadpanned: "Nothing, I wanted to fight him like I did in Orlando."
He offered his real feelings after the laughter died down.
"He brings experience and toughness and adds another shooter," he said.
Houston was ahead 96-84 when Shane Battier made three straight 3-pointers for the Rockets to push the lead to 16 points with about four minutes to play.
The Rockets made a season-high 13 3-pointers and shot 54 percent from long range, also a season best.
Houston led by two midway through the third quarter before three layups by Luis Scola sparked a 9-4 run to push the lead to 61-54 with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter.
A jumper by Kirk Hinrich got Chicago within two points later in the quarter, but 3s by McGrady and Battier helped the Rockets stretch their lead to 74-66 about four minutes later.
The Rockets led 77-68 entering the fourth quarter.
"With Tracy healthy and playing well, they are a tough team to stop," Bulls coach Jim Boylan said. "Houston got penetration and found guys spotting up at the corners. It wasn't just one guy, but their entire team."
Tyrus Thomas led the Bulls with 18 points, and Hinrich had 10 points and 10 assists.
The Bulls got significant playing time from Drew Gooden and Larry Hughes in their first game with Chicago since being traded from Cleveland in the deal that sent Ben Wallace and Joe Smith to the Cavaliers. Cedric Simmons, also acquired in the trade, had two points in about two minutes of play.
Hughes started strong, hitting his first two shots in his first-quarter debut and finished with 13 points. Gooden was in the game just 11 seconds before, getting his first foul in the first quarter. He finished with 12 points and eight rebounds, and had a nasty, two-handed slam dunk over Yao Ming in the third quarter that elicited several 'Wows' from the home crowd.
Ben Gordon, who had five points, said it could take a while to adjust to the new faces.
"We've got new guys in and there wasn't much chemistry," he said. "It was difficult and a tough night for me to get my rhythm."
The game was tied at 28 in the second quarter when Houston outscored the Bulls 9-2 in a little more than two minutes to take a 37-30 lead with about five minutes left in the quarter.
The Rockets led by five after a 3-pointer by Rafer Alston with 37 seconds left, but a long 3 by Thabo Sefolosha seconds later cut Houston's halftime lead to 49-46.
The Rockets trailed by five in the first quarter before going on 7-0 run, capped by a 3-pointer by McGrady as the shot clock ran down, to take a 20-18 lead after one.
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"I think we're in pretty good shape defensively," forward Carmelo Anthony said. "Offensively we're tuning some things up. We've got two more games before the real deal starts."
Bryant harassed longtime U.S. nemesis Sarunas Jasikevicius into a miserable night and helped the Americans roll to a 120-84 victory over Lithuania on Friday night.
Jasikevicius was unstoppable in a win over the United States four years ago. So Bryant, who has made it a point to defend the opponent's best perimeter threat since joining the team last summer, blanketed him in the same manner as he did Phoenix guard Leandro Barbosa of Brazil in the Olympic qualifying tournament.
"Kobe's our best defender, hands down," forward Carlos Boozer said. "And Kobe takes on the challenge of guarding their best perimeter player regardless of who it is, regardless if he's a point guard, 2, 3, 4, whatever it is."
Wade scored 19 points, Dwight Howard had 17, and LeBron James 15 for the Americans, who raced to a big early lead, then pulled away again after Lithuania got within single digits early in the second half. Bryant finished with 13 points, nine during the big U.S. first quarter.
Wade scored 20 points last week against Canada in his first action since March, when the Miami Heat shut him down so he could rest his surgically repaired knee. He punctuated his 7-of-9 night by going high to catch an alley-oop pass from Chris Paul and double-pump before throwing down the dunk.
"He's back," Anthony said. "That's all I can say. He's back."
The Americans, who shot 64 percent, swept two games here and leave Saturday for Shanghai, where they will play European champion Russia and Australia. They are averaging 118 points in exhibition play.
Jasikevicius hit seven 3-pointers and scored 28 points in Lithuania's 94-90 victory over the United States during pool play four years ago, and apparently celebrated too much for one American's liking. So Bryant wasn't going to let that happen again.
"He had a great game against us a few years ago, the U.S.A, and was real brash about it," Bryant said. "So it's my responsibility to bring it to him.
"This is what I do," Bryant added. "I knew prior to it and they reminded me of it. So, sic the Doberman on him."
Jasikevicius was just 2-of-8 from the field for nine points, with three turnovers. Rimantas Kaukenas led Lithuania with 17 points.
The United States needed a quarter to warm up in its first two games, but was sharp right from the start this time. Howard had three consecutive baskets, James dunked twice, and the Americans were already up by double digits barely 2 1/2 minutes into the game. Minutes later, Bryant had two jumpers and a 3-pointer in a quick spurt that made it 24-5.
Howard had 10 points, and Bryant added nine in the first 10 minutes, with the Americans opening a 31-15 lead.
"We wanted to just set the tone defensively," Anthony said. "I think it started with Dwight early in the game. He got it going on the defensive end, which led over to the offensive end. Once he holds it down in the middle like that, we feed off of that."
Lithuania kept the deficit in the teens from there, then opened the second half with a flurry of 3-pointers to make it a game. Jasikevicius had a rare open look and hit the final one to cut the U.S. lead to 61-52 with 7:10 remaining in the third quarter, but the Americans immediately blew it open again.
Anthony, Howard and James combined for the next 12 U.S. points, everything coming from inside, to make it 73-55, and Lithuania was never close again. Every U.S. player scored.
The United States rebounded from its loss in 2004 to beat Lithuania for the bronze medal. Jasikevicius also nearly led Lithuania to a stunning victory four years earlier in Sydney, missing a 3-pointer in the closing seconds of a semifinal game as the Americans held on for an 85-83 win.
Bryant never gave him a chance to get going this time. The former Indiana and Golden State point guard found little room to dribble or shoot when Bryant was near him.
He missed both shots and had a turnover in the first quarter and was still frustrated long after Bryant had checked out for good, screaming at the referee after throwing up an air ball on a 3 with about 4 1/2 minutes left.
"Kobe locked him up. He got a couple of open shots throughout the course of the game, but when Kobe was on him, I don't think he scored," Boozer said. "I think he was actually a little tentative to shoot the ball when Kobe was on him."
Lithuania plays Turkey here Saturday and opens the Olympics against defending gold medalist Argentina on Aug. 10.
Updated August 1, 2008
Baron Davis joins Jenny Craig to get into game shape and lead a nation to better health
Jenny Craig Inc., one of the nation's leading authorities on weight management, announced today that pro-basketball star Baron Davis is the company's newest "star" client. The two-time All-Star point guard is the latest celebrity to join the ranks of Jenny Craig weight loss success stories Queen Latifah and Valerie Bertinelli.
Davis wanted to lose weight in the off-season to get into the best "game-shape" possible and decided to incorporate Jenny Craig into his training regimen. After losing 19 pounds on Jenny Craig's at-home program, Jenny Direct®, Davis plans to educate sports fans about the positive health benefits of losing weight.
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