Tweet of the Day: Dirk Nowitzki Grateful For Encouragement

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Tuesday night Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki moved past Oscar Robertson on the NBA career scoring list with an 19-foot jump shot at the start of the fourth quarter against the Utah Jazz en route to a 95-83 victory.

Nowitizki scored 21 points, moving him to 10th among the all-time scorers’ list with 26,714 points thus far in his career.

Many players took time to congratulate Dirk on his career accomplishment last night.

One player who didn’t get the chance to congratulate him Tuesday night was Miami Heat superstar LeBron James, who was busy in a losing effort to the Brooklyn Nets.

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Haywood: No Hall of Fame, But Many Blessings

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SpencerI found out on Wednesday that I didn’t make it into the Hall of Fame, so I won’t be going to Dallas for the Final Four.

And I am saddened that I’m not going to be there in person to watch the games with the Hall of Fame and marched out at halftime.

You know, I’ve been down this road before. But I was really assured in my heart and soul that it wasn’t going to repeat. I was on my way. I was thinking positively. My whole world is a world of positive thinking. So when I got the call, I just had to go lay down for a little bit. And my wife and kids were devastated again. They were all packed up and ready to roll to Dallas.

But it was always in the back of my mind, what if it didn’t happen … again?

Sometimes people can break under these circumstances, but I’ve learned that the most important thing is staying healthy. And in time, on God’s time, it will come. And I’ve decided that it is what it is.

This is my first time really discussing this, but I had prostate cancer last year. Cancer. Wow. Now that will make you realize the importance of life, family, friends, goals.

Tweet of the Day: Finally Official, Allen Iverson Is Retired

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Allen Iverson

We knew this day was coming.

Allen Iverson, affectionately known around the NBA and its fans as “The Answer,” hasn’t played a professional game since January 8, 2011. Yet, anytime he walks in front of the media and a microphone, it is bound to be an emotional experience.

Such was the case Wednesday as Iverson officially announced his retirement.

The NBA tweeted the announcement.

Tweet of the Night: Deron Williams

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Deron_WilliamsRight now the NBA talent pool at the point guard position has never been deeper.

From top-to-bottom, the league is full of some of the best point guards, arguably, this league has ever seen.

Any matchup on the schedule likely contains one of them, if not a “must-watch” matchup. There are games that you could focus solely on the two players playing point guard and enjoy the game. 

Tweet of the Day: Dawn Staley Recognized for Hall of Fame Nod

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Michael Jordan once said, “I believe greatness is an evolutionary process that changes and evolves era to era.”

Dawn Staley exemplifies that phrase.

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In her career as a basketball player, she attained to levels of greatness that many others could only dream of. In college, at Virginia, she was honored as the consensus National Player of the Year twice (1991, ’92). As a WNBA player, she was a six-time All-Star. As an Olympian, she was a three-time Gold medal winner.

Now, as a coach at the University of South Carolina, she has led her team to greater heights over each of the past five seasons. The Gamecocks’ record has improved in each year that she has been in charge. From a 10-18 losing record in her first year to 25 wins and an appearance in the NCAA Tournament in each of the past two seasons.

Now, she heads to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.