Thirty-three years and one day ago, the 76ers and Nets replayed the final 17:50 of their game that began on November 8, 1978. The Sixers won the November contest in double overtime, but there was one problem: referee Richie Powers called three technicals on Nets coach Kevin Loughery and star Bernard King rather than the limit of two.
During this five month gap, the Nets sent Harvey Catchings and Ralph Simpson to the Sixers for Eric Money and Al Skinner. Simpson and Money played in both the original contest and the March continuation, marking the only time in the history of professional sports that any player played for both teams in the same game. And before you ask, no, we're not counting Rock N' Jock Basketball.
Today at Hoops Rumors, we're making our own bit of history with our inaugural edition of Hoops Links. If you have a great basketball blog piece that you think we should feature, send me an email at HoopsLinks@gmail.com.
- Blazersedge spoke with J.J. Hickson about joining the Trail Blazers.
- Bucksketball isn't quite sure how, but Mike Dunleavy has been outstanding in March.
- TheKnicksBlog wonders if Amare Stoudemire is getting back to his old form.
- DepressedFan writes that the 76ers trade for Sam Young isn't a home run but isn't a strikeout either.
- KnowHitter runs down the trade deadline and gives the Nets a thumbs-up for their acquisition of Gerald Wallace.
- BrightSideOfTheSun expects to see Steve Nash and Grant Hill in Phoenix next season.
- WarriorsWorld hopes that Warriors owner Joe Lacob doesn't try to win back his fans by playing veterans and winning as it could cost the team their top-seven-protected pick.
- TheBasketballJones looks back fondly on the career of center Brad Miller, who announced that he will retire at the end of the season.
- Salt City Hoops had to give rookie center Alec Burks some dap.
- Orlando Pinstriped Post says that Ryan Anderson's strong play is about more than just playing with Dwight Howard.
- Dime Magazine reflects on the three best rivalries of Bruce Bowen's career.
- Forum Blue & Gold writes that Ramon Sessions is reminiscent of a young Nick Van Exel.
- Pounding The Rock reminds you that advanced statistics are your friend.
- Stepien Rules sent an e-mail to Ryan Hollins after he was waived by Cleveland.
- RedsArmy believes that the Sixers' problems could be a major help to the Celtics.
- CelticsBlog knows that Boris Diaw's best days are behind him, but the forward could be a solid fit in Boston.
- PistonPowered sees Syracuse big man Fab Melo as a good fit in Detroit.
- SBNation DC says that you shouldn't expect the Wizards to tank.
- SLC Dunk tries to figure out what's next for Mehmet Okur.
- Welcome To Loud City is less-than-thrilled about the Thunder signing Derek Fisher.
- Chasing 23 wishes that Dwight Howard handled things differently in March.
- RufusOnFire provides Bobcats fans with a guide for who to keep an eye on during March Madness.
- RealGM previews some interesting decisions for young players.
- Raptors Rapture remembers T.J. Ford's time in Toronto.
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