San Francisco's Wilt Chamberlain scores 70 points in a 163-148 loss to Syracuse, one of six 70-plus point games in his career.
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In an exhibition game against the White Sox, rookie Pete Rose goes 2-for-2 in his first appearance as a Red.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar becomes the NBA's all-time leader in personal fouls (4,194) committed when he charges into Denver's Danny Schayes with 4:23 left in the first quarter of the Lakers' 143-107 victory over the Nuggets.
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Citing the labor unrest as the reason, former Chicago Bulls great Michael Jordan announces he is leaving baseball to return the NBA.
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The Detroit Pistons hold a ceremony to retire the jersey of Joe Dumars. The Pistons great, who won two NBA championships with the Pistons, becomes the seventh member of the club to have his number raised. Dumars joins Dave Bing (No. 21), Bob Lanier (No. 16), Vinnie Johnson (No. 15), Bill Laimbeer (No. 40), Isiah Thomas (No. 11) and coach Chuck Daly (No. 2).
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By registering 13 assists in a 95-92 loss to Houston, Utah's John Stockton improves his career assist total of 15,000, and became the only player in NBA history to reach that plateau.