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On This Date: January 21

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Saturday, January 21, 2006

LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers scored 51 points in a 108-90 win over the Utah Jazz.

Sunday, January 21, 2001

Allen Iverson of the Philadelphia 76ers scored 51 points in a 110-106 loss to the Toronto Raptors.

Thursday, January 21, 1999

Latrell Sprewell was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the New York Knicks.

Tuesday, January 21, 1997

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 51 points in an 88-87 win over the New York Knicks.

Saturday, January 21, 1995

1-time NBA All-Star Alex Groza died at the age of 68.

Saturday, January 21, 1989

Michael Jordan of the Chicago Bulls scored 53 points in a 116-107 loss to the Phoenix Suns.

Monday, January 21, 1963

12-time NBA All-Star Hakeem Olajuwon was born in Lagos, Nigeria.

3-time NBA All-Star Detlef Schrempf was born in Leverkusen, Germany.

Sunday, January 21, 1962

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 62 points in a 139-132 win over the Syracuse Nationals.

Saturday, January 21, 1961

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors pulled down 45 rebounds in a 136-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 56 points in a 136-111 win over the Los Angeles Lakers.

Tuesday, January 21, 1958

The East defeated the West 130-118 in the 8th NBA All-Star Game before 12,854 fans in St. Louis, MO.

Thursday, January 21, 1954

The East defeated the West 98-93 in the 4th NBA All-Star Game before 16,487 fans in New York, NY.