Thirty-three years ago, rookies Larry Bird and Magic Johnson made their NBA debuts. In Boston, Bird put up 14 points and 10 rebounds as the Celtics topped the Rockets 114-106. Meanwhile, Johnson had some impressive dimes in his first NBA action, but he wasn't even close to being the star of the night as the Lakers battled the Clippers. World B. Free put up 46 points in San Diego only to watch Kareem Abdul-Jabbar win the game for Los Angeles with a buzzer-beating skyhook.
If you have a great blog piece that you think we should feature in Hoops Links, then send it to me at HoopsLinks@gmail.com. Here's this week's look around the blogosphere..
- The NBA Geek expects the Nuggets to surprise this season.
- The Basketball Post wonders if the Cavs are ready to take the next step.
- Rufus On Fire sets the bar for Kemba Walker in his sophomore campaign.
- NBA 24 7 365 goes inside the huddle of Knicks coach Mike Woodson.
- Bullets Forever tackles the Wizards' small forward problem.
- SLC Dunk looks at who is overpaid and underpaid on the Jazz.
- Wages Of Wins has good news for Knicks fans.
- Bucksketball gives us a primer on John Henson.
- Smooth's Hoops defends their take on the Nuggets.
- Canis Hoopus looks at the future of one-guards.
- Nets Are Scorching would rather have this Nets team than Derrick Favors and cap room.
- Basketball Prospectus peels back the curtain to explain their NCAA projections.
- RealGM runs down the Pacific.
- Hardwood Paroxysm is amped for some exhibition basketball.
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