Elvin Hayes Rumors
According to Basketball Reference, only 10 different players in NBA history have ever recorded a 30-30 game. For comparison’s sake, Major League Baseball has seen 23 individuals throw a perfect game and there’s only been 12 people to ever walk on the surface of the moon. It’s not this particular game that was so incredible, but really, Howard’s body of work this season as a whole. He’s on pace to be the first player age 32 or older since Artis Gilmore in 1983 to average at least 16.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks for an entire NBA campaign. Elvin Hayes is the only other player to ever accomplish this feat, doing so twice from 1977-79.
Chenier will be the fifth player in franchise history to have his number retired, joining Earl Monroe (No. 10), Elvin Hayes (No. 11), Gus Johnson (No. 25), and Wes Unseld (No. 41). Of note, Chenier played with all four of those Bullets legends, making it even more appropriate that he will join them up in the rafters. “It was really kind of a numbing kind of effect,” Chenier said of the way Beal revealed the news to him. “I think I did ask him [Beal] at one point, ‘Are you serious?’” “I almost started crying because I can only imagine how he feels, and how much hard work he put into the game,” Beal said about the experience. “A lot of people don’t understand how much he meant to us as a team.”
One of Fertitta’s competitors to buy the Rockets was another Houston billionaire, Dan Friedkin. The owner of Gulf States Toyota said in a statement last month he had expressed an interest in exploring the purchase of the Rockets. Several former Rockets stars have expressed some level of interest in being part of a Rockets ownership group, including Dikembe Mutombo, Hakeem Olajuwon and Elvin Hayes, all members of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Bloomberg reported last month entertainer Beyonce, who is from Houston, was considering investing in the Rockets. Alexander has owned the franchise for 24 year