On This Day: Michael Jordan scores game winner to clinch NCAA Championship vs. Georgetown

With the NBA, MLB, NHL and other major sports leagues and sporting events suspended or canceled, on a daily basis, we will revisit some of the most unforgettable games and sports moments in history. Welcome to On This Day.

It was just another day at the office for Michael Jeffery Jordan.

38 years ago today, MJ hit a shot that for nearly any other player would define a career, but for him was simply the first of many.

The six-time NBA champion and five-time MVP began his career as a freshman at North Carolina. And on March 29, 1982, he hit the game winning shot in the NCAA championship Game to seal the Tar Heels’ victory.

With under 20 seconds left to play and down by one, Jordan’s jumper was exactly what his team needed to beat Patrick Ewing and the Georgetown Hoyas 63-62 in the closest championship game in 23 years.

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Marbury trying to get masks from China for N.Y.

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Former New York Knicks guard Stephon Marbury is trying to arrange a deal that would deliver 10 million N95 masks to New York City, but he has run into issues coordinating a deal between a Chinese company and the coronavirus-struck city.

Marbury told the New York Post that he arranged for a supplier in China to sell the masks for $2.75 each, nearly two-thirds less than their standard price tag.

“At the end of the day, I am from Brooklyn,” Marbury told the Post from Beijing, where he coaches the Chinese Basketball Association’s Royal Fighters. “This is something that is close and dear to my heart as far as being able to help New York.”

Marbury added: “I have family there in Coney Island, a lot of family … who are affected by this, so I know how important it is for people to have masks

On This Day: Michael Jordan scores 69 points on the Cleveland Cavaliers

With the NBA, MLB, NHL and other major sports leagues and sporting events suspended or canceled, on a daily basis, we will revisit some of the most unforgettable games and sports moments in history. Welcome to On This Day.

Michael Jordan, apparently, always had a vendetta against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

On May 7, 1989, in the deciding Game 5 of the First Round of the 1989 Eastern Conference playoffs, Jordan did this to Cleveland:

Jordan scored 44 points in that game, and his series-winning shot for the Chicago Bulls would go down in history as arguably Jordan’s most iconic moment.

And then, on March 28, 1990, Michael Jordan put together arguably the most iconic game of his career in another matchup with the Cavaliers:

Those 69 points were a career-high for Jordan and represented the fourth 60-point game of his career.

Almost as impressive as the 69 points Jordan scored were his

The NBA is pulling for beloved Pistons scout Maury Hanks

Mar 27, 2020

They remember Detroit Pistons scout Maury Hanks falling through the attic floor of his house, crashing into a bedroom and fracturing his back. They remember him leaving a college scouting assignment in Charlotte, North Carolina, a driver running a stop sign and T-boning his car. Through it all, the NBA’s scouting fraternity remembers a cantankerous, caustic Maury Hanks walking back into the gymnasium, voice booming, busting chops and chasing stardust.

“The ultimate survivor,” said longtime friend Scott Howard, a scout with the Denver Nuggets.

Across the NBA, they’re hoping Hanks, 62, has one more great escape left in him. Hanks has contracted the coronavirus and taken a terrible turn. He has been admitted to the ICU of a Tennessee hospital and is fighting for his life. As the NBA suspended play in the wake of the pandemic, it appears no team individual has been hit

Celtics coach adjusting to NBA's virus-imposed stoppage

BOSTON (AP) — Celtics coach Brad Stevens can only remember leaving his home on a few occasions over the past two weeks.

It is part of the new status quo for coaches and players across the NBA since the coronavirus pandemic sparked a rolling shutdown of professional sports across the globe. The league suspended its season March 11 after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert became its first player to test positive for the COVID-19 strain.

It has left the 42-year-old coach, like everyone else, searching for ways to adjust to a new reality and daily routine.

The new coronavirus has caused a global pandemic that has sickened at least 597,000 and killed more than 27,000 worldwide, crippled economies and forced restrictions on the movement of millions of people in an effort to stop the virus from spreading further and overwhelming health care systems.

The NBA has lost 100 games so

OKC's Gallinari helping fund COVID-19 test kits

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Thunder forward Danilo Gallinari has connected with the Oklahoma City-County Health Department to provide funding for 400 coronavirus testing kits as well as personal protection equipment such as face shields, gloves, gowns, N95 masks for next week.

The focus will be providing for high-risk individuals such as health care workers, first responders, persons over age 65 and those who are immunocompromised.

“There is a need, and so people in my position, if we can help, if I can help, it’s something that I feel that I want to do and I need to do,” Gallinari told ESPN by phone on Friday. “It was a great to collaborate with the local institutions and be able to set this up. Since I’m here, I’m leading the quarantine here, this is where I am, so it feels even better to be able to help the situation here.

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