We Remember: 30th Anniversary of Julius Erving and Larry Bird’s Fight

On Nov. 9, 1984, two of the NBA‘s biggest stars were involved in an in-game brawl.

The Boston Celtics (4-0) hosted the Philadelphia 76ers (5-0) at the Boston Garden on that night. It was expected to be a great battle between two undefeated teams, with Larry Bird and Julius Erving going head-to-head.

However, the showdown will forever be remembered for the fight that broke out late in the third quarter rather than either player’s performance in the game.

As the video above shows, Dr. J got some punches in on a restrained Bird. Both players ended up getting ejected from the game. Dr. J left the game with six points, five assists and three rebounds; Bird had posted 42 points, three assists and seven rebounds in 30 minutes.

The fight resulted $30,500 worth of fines, according to NBA.com. Dr. J and Bird received the biggest fines of any players, each getting docked $7,500 for their roles in the fight.

Boston won the game, 130-119.

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Larry Sanders nearly shoots on wrong basket (Video)

Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders nearly scored on his own basket after winning a jump ball in his own end during the fourth quarter of Friday night’s game against Philadelphia. Fortunately, Sanders caught himself just in time, saving head coach Jason Kidd from a heart attack:H/T NIS.Related posts:Bucks center Larry Sanders gets misspelled hand tattoo (Photo)
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Hornets’ Lance Stephenson Dunks over Bucks’ Larry Sanders

It’s only the first game of the season for the Charlotte Hornets, but Lance Stephenson is already making big plays.

Stephenson drove to the lane during Wednesday’s opener against the Milwaukee Bucks, then proceeded to throw down over big man Larry Sanders.

The dunk was nice, but the Hornets were still down 83-68 after the third quarter.

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Larry Brown thinks Mudiay would set bad precedent

Brown is worried that more top recruits will follow Mudiay’s footsteps.

      
 

 

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Miami Heat News: Heat Cut Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones, and Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat roster now stands at 16 players.
Early Thursday morning the Heat got closer to their final opening night roster — which must be trimmed to a maximum of 15 players — by releasing Tyler Johnson, Shawn Jones, and Larry Drew II. The release of Larry Drew II was expected as the Heat’s intentions were to sign and release him in order to assign him to their D-League affiliate team the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
On the other hand, forward Shawn Jones didn’t seem like he was particularly ready for the NBA level. In 16.5 minutes of play through four games, Jones only averaged 3.0 points and 3.0 rebounds and evidently did not impress the Heat organization. Jones is very nitty gritty, however, he will need to be developed further before he’s ready for a NBA team.
The most surprising cut out of the three has to be shooting guard Tyler Johnson. Although a bit out of control at times, Johnson’s athleticism and raw talent were clearly there as he would have been the perfect player to deve…

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Wyoming senior Larry Nance Jr. cleared to play

Wyoming senior Larry Nance Jr. cleared to play in upcoming season

      
 

 

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Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Larry Drew II

The Miami Heat front office have decided to add point guard Larry Drew II, son of Cleveland Cavaliers assistant coach Larry Drew, Sr. Drew appeared in 11 games with the Heat during the Orlando and Vegas Summer Leagues where he averaged 4.4 points, 3.6 assists, and 1.6 steals while shooting 50 percent from the three-point line.
Drew also spent considerable time in the D-League last season as he helped guide the Sioux Falls Skyforce to the playoffs. He appeared in 41 regular season games, including 36 starts, and averaged 11.4 points and 7.0 assists while shooting 47.4 percent from the field.
Since NBA teams are allowed to designate four players released from their training camp for direct assignment to their D-League affiliates, it is expected that Drew will be waived and added to the Heat’s D-League affiliate, the Sioux Falls Skyforce.
Drew is not expected to be in uniform for the Heat’s final two preseason matchups beginning with the Houston Rockets on Tuesday night.

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Bucks say center Larry Sanders has minor surgery (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks center Larry Sanders will miss the rest of the preseason after minor surgery.

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SMU poised to emerge in Larry Brown’s third year

USA TODAY Sports breaks down the projected NCAA tournament field of 68.

      
 

 

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Lady Gaga Chills with San Antonio Spurs, Holds Larry O’Brien Trophy

Lady Gaga may have been the San Antonio Spurs’ biggest fan in Berlin on Wednesday.

The Spurs played an exhibition game—and lost—against Alba Berlin in Germany this week, and Gaga, who is on a world tour, was on hand to watch.

Having a front-row seat to see the defending NBA champions play is pretty cool, but the recording artist’s fun didn’t end there. She got to chill with the players and even hold the Larry O’Brien Trophy.

Lady Gaga was able to snap some pictures with Spurs stars Tony Parker and Manu Ginobili.

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