Yesterday at age 72, Flynn Robinson member of the original 1971 1972 Los Angeles Lakers which won the teams first ever NBA Title die from cancer. Although most don’t remember the name, Flynn Robinson was an incredible Guard from the University of Wyoming.
Drafted 2nd round, 15th pick in the 1965 NBA draft to the Cincinnati Royals (Now Sacramento Kings). Robinson, also know as “Mr. Instant Point” averaged 21.8 points per game and lead the NBA in free throw percentage that season.
Throughout his career he played for the Cincinnati Royals, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks, Baltimore Bullets,and the LA Lakers. Although not playing as a starter, Flynn still helped bring the LA Lakers to their first title win in the 1972 season. Today, a historical player who will be missed, rest in peace Flynn Robinson.
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Golden State Warriors Guard Stephen Curry is only two 3-pointers away from a new NBA record. Many believe Ray Allen’s record of 269 3-pointers in a single NBA season, will broken by the first quarter of tonight’s game versus the Portland Trailblazers. Considering the way Stephen Curry has been shooting this season there is no reason to think otherwise.
With Curry’s twice repaired right ankle he is definitely showing what he can do at the top of his game. According to recent statics, Curry is shooting about 45.5 percent from behind the 3 point line in the last 77 games.
Curry himself admits he wants Ray Allen’s record, and he knows what it’ll take too get that. However, he states that he doesn’t want to dedicate his energy to breaking the record but instead focus on the game as a whole. As long as he plays like always, by the end of the night we will have a new NBA record for most 3 pointers in a single season.
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