Lakers start the season 1-0. Welcome back Phil. Hello Smush Parker.
Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, goes up for the winning shot over Denver Nuggets guard Andre Miller in the Lakers’ 99-97 victory in overtime in Denver on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)
Now that Carmelo has officially brought the playoffs to the Denver Nuggets organization, I’ll bring this up again.
According to an NBA.com poll: Who deserves to be named the got milk? Rookie of the Year?
Carmelo Anthony 65%
LeBron James 31%
Total Responses: 32432
So with the backing of 32,000+ people, Carmelo will either be the Rookie of Year or they will be co-rookies of the year. Like it or not.
There have been 3 instances in which their have been co-rookies.
Rookie of the Year Award
2002-03 Amare Stoudemire Phoenix
2001-02 Pau Gasol Memphis
2000-01 Mike Miller Orlando
1999-00 Elton Brand Chicago / Steve Francis Houston
1998-99 Vince Carter Toronto
1997-98 Tim Duncan San Antonio
1996-97 Allen Iverson Philadelphia
1995-96 Damon Stoudamire Toronto
1994-95 Grant Hill Detroit / Jason Kidd Dallas
1993-94 Chris Webber Golden State
1992-93 Shaquille O’Neal Orlando
1991-92 Larry Johnson Charlotte
1990-91 Derrick Coleman New Jersey
1989-90 David Robinson San Antonio
1988-89 Mitch Richmond Golden State
1987-88 Mark Jackson New York
1986-87 Chuck Person Indiana
1985-86 Patrick Ewing New York
1984-85 Michael Jordan Chicago
1983-84 Ralph Sampson Houston
1982-83 Terry Cummings San Diego
1981-82 Buck Williams New Jersey
1980-81 Darrell Griffith Utah
1979-80 Larry Bird Boston
1978-79 Phil Ford Kansas City
1977-78 Walter Davis Phoenix
1976-77 Adrian Dantley Buffalo
1975-76 Alvan Adams Phoenix
1974-75 Keith Wilkes Golden State
1973-74 Ernie DiGregorio Buffalo
1972-73 Bob McAdoo Buffalo
1971-72 Sidney Wicks Portland
1970-71 Dave Cowens Boston / Geoff Petrie Portland
1969-70 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Milwaukee
1968-69 Wes Unseld Baltimore
1967-68 Earl Monroe Baltimore
1966-67 Dave Bing Detroit
1965-66 Rick Barry San Francisco
1964-65 Willis Reed New York
1963-64 Jerry Lucas Cincinnati
1962-63 Terry Dischinger Chicago
1961-62 Walt Bellamy Chicago
1960-61 Oscar Robertson Cincinnati
1959-60 Wilt Chamberlain Philadelphia
1958-59 Elgin Baylor Minneapolis
1957-58 Woody Sauldsberry Philadelphia
1956-57 Tom Heinsohn Boston
1955-56 Maurice Stokes Rochester
1954-55 Bob Pettit Milwaukee
1953-54 Ray Felix Baltimore
(AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)
Denver Nuggets forward Carmelo Anthony dunks against the Seattle SuperSonics during the third quarter in Denver Tuesday, March 30, 2004. The Nuggets beat the SuperSonics, 124-119.
Take that, LeBron. Carmelo Anthony scored a career-high 41 points Tuesday night, matching James for the most by a rookie this season, and the Denver Nuggets moved into a tie for eighth place in the West with the victory.
“I couldn’t let LeBron get 41 without me getting 41,” said Anthony, who had 18 points in a first-quarter shootout with Rashard Lewis and kept it going after Lewis cooled. Anthony finished 19-for-29.
Kobe Bryant (C) of the Los Angeles Lakers flips a behind-the-back pass against Denver Nuggets’ defenders Jon Barry (L) and Marcus Camby during the second quarter of their NBA game at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, December 19, 2003. Bryant arrived at the game in the second quarter after returning from Eagle, Colorado, where he spent the earlier part of the day in court on sexual assault charges. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With the game tied and the ball in Kobe Bryant’s hands, the Denver Nuggets knew they were in trouble.
The Nuggets erased all of a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter, but Bryant beat them with a 21-foot jumper at the buzzer, giving the Los Angeles Lakers a 101-99 victory Friday night after Bryant arrived late from a court hearing in Colorado.
“It’s just greatness,” Nuggets coach Jeff Bzdelik said. “We knew he would ball fake, he always does. But he made the shot. That’s why he’s great.”
Bryant took the inbounds pass from Devean George, drove left, pump-faked defender Jon Barry off his feet and sank the winning jumper from the top of the key before falling on his rear end. He was mobbed by teammates, and the crowd that had welcomed him with a loud ovation at the start of the second quarter went wild.