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mRc08
02-10-2012, 02:53 AM
The purpose of this thread is to take conversation away from constant arguing and repetative topics, and more towards NBA history.

The question: What are some of the greatest moments (plays, dunks, speaches, funny moments, etc) in NBA history that are lesser known?

We all know and have seen jordans last shot as a bull, magics sky hook, etc. But what are some of the lesser "known" or "seen" moments that every NBA fan should witness. You all know your teams history better than anyone, so share some of the better moments with us that we might have been left out of.

It would be great if you could post youtube links for us to see

RaJAxTWa
02-10-2012, 09:36 AM
jeremy lin's past 3 game performance

king4day
02-10-2012, 11:23 AM
Rex Champman's 3 against Seattle with time running out to tie the game:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YB0G90v5yHQ

astrosmaniac
02-10-2012, 01:08 PM
mario ellie's "kiss of death" against phx. just classic

LAKobeBryant
02-10-2012, 01:23 PM
jeremy lin's past 3 game performance

thats been all over the news

mightybosstone
02-10-2012, 04:14 PM
As far as the Rockets go, I'll toss up a few...

Astros already mentioned it, but the Mario Ellie "kiss of death" is forever etched in my mind. Down 3-1 against the Suns in the 95 playoffs, the Rockets came back and won the series with Ellie's 3-pointer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnIy_NhcDFg

Another great one was Ralph Sampson's turn around jumper in game five against the Showtime Lakers to get the Rockets to the Finals against the 86 Celtics, considered one of the greatest teams ever. It's bittersweet, though, because Sampson's injuries and drugs really ruined that Rockets team, which could have been great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7rsqsNf4SE

Another great one which isn't actually a basketball moment is Rudy T's "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion" quote right after they won the 95 championship. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCAG-jLCjwM

LongWayFromHome
02-10-2012, 05:17 PM
As far as the Rockets go, I'll toss up a few...

Astros already mentioned it, but the Mario Ellie "kiss of death" is forever etched in my mind. Down 3-1 against the Suns in the 95 playoffs, the Rockets came back and won the series with Ellie's 3-pointer. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OnIy_NhcDFg

Another great one was Ralph Sampson's turn around jumper in game five against the Showtime Lakers to get the Rockets to the Finals against the 86 Celtics, considered one of the greatest teams ever. It's bittersweet, though, because Sampson's injuries and drugs really ruined that Rockets team, which could have been great. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i7rsqsNf4SE

Another great one which isn't actually a basketball moment is Rudy T's "Don't ever underestimate the heart of a champion" quote right after they won the 95 championship. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCAG-jLCjwM

absolutely epic

Pierzynski4Prez
02-10-2012, 05:30 PM
I forget which Western Conf. Finals, but like 2001 or so, Lakers vs Kings, Big Shot Bob Horry had the ball kicked out to him off a rebound with like 2 seconds to go to nail a 3 to win the game. Wasn't a clinching game though.

Pierzynski4Prez
02-10-2012, 05:31 PM
Also, Lakers Vs Spurs in like 2003 or 2004 playoffs, when Derek Fisher hit a game winner when there was only 0.6 seconds on the clock when inbounding the ball.

bholly
02-10-2012, 05:35 PM
Nevermind, I get it now. You're trolling.

llemon
02-10-2012, 06:21 PM
I am having trouble verifying it, and I'm hoping someone in here will remember it.

It concerns the 1965 NBA Eastern Division Celtic vs. Sixers Finals. and Hal Greer.

Whenever I try to get at what happened in game 4, I invariably get reference to game 7, in which Greer inbounded, and Havlicek stole the ball.

But I remember in game 4, with Sixers down 2-1, and playing in Philly, Celts led by two as the clock was running out in regulation, and Hal Greer sank a 52-footer from beyond halfcourt, sending the game into overtime, with the Sixers winning, and without that shot there would have never been a Havlicek stole the ball story.

That's how I remember it, and I would love to know if anyone else in my age bracket remembers that.

asandhu23
02-10-2012, 09:42 PM
1975 NBA championship. What a huge upset in the finals.

bholly
02-10-2012, 11:28 PM
I am having trouble verifying it, and I'm hoping someone in here will remember it.

It concerns the 1965 NBA Eastern Division Celtic vs. Sixers Finals. and Hal Greer.

Whenever I try to get at what happened in game 4, I invariably get reference to game 7, in which Greer inbounded, and Havlicek stole the ball.

But I remember in game 4, with Sixers down 2-1, and playing in Philly, Celts led by two as the clock was running out in regulation, and Hal Greer sank a 52-footer from beyond halfcourt, sending the game into overtime, with the Sixers winning, and without that shot there would have never been a Havlicek stole the ball story.

That's how I remember it, and I would love to know if anyone else in my age bracket remembers that.

I'm wayyy out of your age bracket, but if you google "Hal Greer" with "April 10, 1965" you'll get a bunch of newspaper articles confirming your story - the game was on the 9th, so it was in the papers the next day.

The only difference was that it was a 35-foot shot, but everything else is dead one.