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On This Date: February 22

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Carmelo Anthony was traded from the Denver Nuggets to the New York Knicks.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat scored 50 points in a 122-99 loss to the Orlando Magic.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

5-time NBA All-Star Dennis Johnson died at the age of 52.

Thursday, February 22, 2001

Dikembe Mutombo was traded from the Atlanta Hawks to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Thursday, February 22, 1996

Tim Hardaway was traded from the Golden State Warriors to the Miami Heat.

Thursday, February 22, 1990

John Stockton of the Utah Jazz dished out 20 assists in a 116-102 win over the Los Angeles Clippers.

Wednesday, February 22, 1989

Manute Bol of the Golden State Warriors blocked 12 shots in a 118-107 win over the San Antonio Spurs.

Saturday, February 22, 1986

Mark Eaton of the Utah Jazz blocked 10 shots in a 105-97 win over the Phoenix Suns.

4-time NBA All-Star Rajon Rondo was born in Louisville, Kentucky.

Wednesday, February 22, 1978

Gus Williams of the Seattle SuperSonics recorded 10 steals in a 94-83 win over the New Jersey Nets.

Friday, February 22, 1974

Bob McAdoo of the Buffalo Braves scored 52 points in a 116-109 loss to the Boston Celtics.

Thursday, February 22, 1968

1-time NBA All-Star Jayson Williams was born in Ritter, South Carolina.

Thursday, February 22, 1962

Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics pulled down 36 rebounds in a 134-106 win over the Syracuse Nationals.

Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia Warriors scored 61 points in a 139-121 win over the St. Louis Hawks.

Wednesday, February 22, 1950

11-time NBA All-Star Julius Erving was born in Roosevelt, New York.

Monday, February 22, 1943

3-time NBA All-Star Dick Van Arsdale was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

3-time NBA All-Star Tom Van Arsdale was born in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Thursday, February 22, 1940

7-time NBA All-Star Chet Walker was born in Bethlehem, Mississippi.