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Monday And-1 links: LeBron, Thibodeau setting records

Mar 19, 2012, 11:39 AM EDT

Miami Heat forward LeBron James walks off the court after the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah Reuters

Here is our daily look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT).

Sunday LeBron James scored 14 points, making it 400 consecutive games he has scored in double digits. That is eighth on the all-time list.

If Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls can get two more wins before another loss he will be the fastest coach to 100. His record is 98-30, the best is Avery Johnson at 100-31. Bulls record belongs to Phil Jackson at 100-42.

If you think your taxes are a complex pain in the behind, check out what NBA players and other pro athletes need to go through.

Ray Allen entered the NBA wearing size 13 shoes, he now wears a size 15.

Patty Mills is back in the league, has signed a two-year contract with the Spurs.

Mario Chalmers just purchased Drake’s old South Beach apartment for $2.6 million. I bet the walls there can tell some stories.

The Lakers are still starting Steve Blake at the point. Here are some good thoughts on why that doesn’t really matter.

If you want to know why Ramon Sessions matters to the Lakers, this tweet from Kevin Ding of the Orange County Register sums it up well: “Ramon Sessions has 10 foul shots in 20 minutes tonight. Derek Fisher had 53 foul shots in 43 games.”

One last Lakers note: Jordan Hill has been cleared to play and likely will get some burn soon.

Kirk Hinrich may stick as the starter in Atlanta.

St. John’s freshman forward Moe Harkless is hosting a press conference Monday and everyone expects he will go pro. DraftExpress has him going at No. 20 in the first round.

In an expected move, the Warriors waived T.J. Ford.

  1. cosmicatomic - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:04 PM

    LeBron James is without a doubt the Regular Season King.

    …..because clearly if playoff games counted, scoring 8 points in Game 4 of the NBA Finals would have reset this consecutive streak, and Regular Season King James would instead be sitting at 46 straight double digit scoring games.

    Drop that confetti, Kurt!!

  2. rodge1 - Mar 19, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    @cosmicatomic
    Your team still sucks, regular or post season.

  3. LilTmac2003 - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:28 PM

    Tom Thibs has already won a game and now needs one more game to break the record. He is 99-30.

    The article linked was posted three days ago.

    Bulls play the Magic today and Toronto on Wednesday. Even with a loss today and a win on Wednesday, Thibs can still tie the record.

  4. bozosforall - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    If Tom Thibodeau and the Chicago Bulls can get two more wins before another loss he will be the fastest coach to 100.
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    Just goes to show the real reason why the Celtics won it all a few years ago…it wasn’t Doc’s coaching, but Thibodeau’s.

    • philtration - Mar 19, 2012 at 10:49 PM

      They blew out the Magic tonight in Orlando.
      Thibodeau got his 100th win.

      Lets find out what LeBron has to say about it!
      Right Kurt?

      • bozosforall - Mar 20, 2012 at 10:48 AM

        Thibodeau is the man…Doc is a coattail rider.

  5. bozosforall - Mar 19, 2012 at 2:39 PM

    The Lakers are still starting Steve Blake at the point. Here are some good thoughts on why that doesn’t really matter.

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    Spot on. A winner like Sessions doesn’t have the type of ego that gets in the way of winning. Great pickup by the Lakers. He will be ready come playoff time though.

  6. gmsingh - Mar 20, 2012 at 8:09 AM

    Congrats to LeBron. By whatever yardstick you use, scoring only 14 pts. is massively underachieving for a guy with his skill set.

    • Kurt Helin - Mar 20, 2012 at 1:54 PM

      And if he had dropped 40 you would have said he was hogging the ball?

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