Thursday, February 5, 2009

What A Difference A Rebound Makes


Lebron Secures Triple Double on Last Play at MSG

On Monday night, my big focus during the final minutes of Kobe's huge game against the Knicks was whether or not he'd grab a single board. I was rooting for him to complete, what I believe is, the first 60/0 game. He did. We'll have it always.

And then tonight as the Lebronaliers held off the Knicks down the stretch, LBJ was one board short of a historic triple double as the game dipped under a minute. He grabbed his tenth board of the final play of game to put the finishing touches on a HUGE game, finishing with 52 points, 11 assists and 10 boards. His was the first 50+ points scored as part of a triple double since the NBA-ABA merger in 1976. Kareem Abdul Jabbar was the last player to pull it off. It was 1975.

BallHype: hype it up!