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Alex Kennedy: Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 27.1 points, 12.6 rebounds, 6 assists, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 steals. He’s on pace to become the second player in NBA history to average at least 27 points, 12 rebounds, 6 assists in a season, joining Oscar Robertson (who only did it once, in 1961-62). pic.twitter.com/cYR66nq6en
Alex Kennedy: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (@Kareem Abdul-Jabbar): “Imagine if Oscar [Robertson] could play now. It’d be ridiculous. Oscar had 3-point range. I practiced with him every day. He had 3-point range! But he never got to [play with a 3-point line]… He was insanely talented, and smooth. He did it all.” pic.twitter.com/dLOxCzz0ht
Marc J. Spears: Rockets @Chris Paul had 11 assists in the first half versus the Warriors giving him 9,000 for his career. Chris Paul joined Jason Kidd, Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson and John Stockton as the only players in NBA history with at least 17.000 points, 9,000 assists and 4,000 rebounds.
In December, former NBA player, activist and author Etan Thomas came to Talking Stick Resort Arena with Emerald Garner to speak at a Suns players-only meeting. The nine-year NBA veteran also handed out copies of his third published book, “We Matter: Athletes and Activism.” Thomas’ book focuses on the intersection of race and politics in sports. It features interviews with several Basketball Hall of Famers including Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, countless NBA all-stars and the Suns’ Jamal Crawford.
“I interviewed Adam Silver and asked him if he would punish anybody speaking out,” Thomas said. “He said no and that he values athletes using their voices and values athletes using their platforms, and talked about the history of athletes using their platforms like Bill Russell, Kareem (Abdul-Jabbar), Oscar Robertson.”