Sean Michael Elliott is an American former professional basketball player who starred at small forward in both the college and professional ranks. He attended the University of Arizona, where he had a standout career as a two-time All-American, winner of the 1989 John R. Wooden Award, the 1989 Adolph Rupp Trophy, the 1989 NABC Player of the Year, 1989 AP Player of the Year, two time Pac-12 Player of the Year, he was the third pick of the 1989 NBA draft, was named to the 1990 NBA All-Rookie Second Team, was a two-time NBA All-Star, earned an NBA championship in 1999. His # 32 is retired by both the San Antonio Spurs. Elliott was born in Arizona as the youngest of three boys, he attended the G. A. T. E. Program at Tolson Elementary School there played basketball at Cholla High School on the city's west side. After graduating in 1985, he remained in Tucson to play college basketball at the University of Arizona. Under the tutelage of Lute Olson, Elliott was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, he was selected as a consensus all-American during his junior and senior years, led the Wildcats to the Final Four in his junior year.
Elliott broke. After an exceptional senior season, Elliott won the Wooden Award, he is still the University of Arizona's all-time leading scorer. He played for the US national team in the 1986 FIBA World Championship. Elliott was drafted by the San Antonio Spurs as the third pick in the first round of the 1989 NBA draft under Coach Larry Brown; the 1989–1990 season was the first for Elliott's teammate David Robinson, who played as the team's superstar. Elliot started in 69 of 81 games for the season, averaging 10 points a game, the Spurs made the playoffs where they swept the Denver Nuggets in the first round before falling to the eventual Western Conference Champion Portland Trail Blazers in 7 games. Elliott increased his scoring average to 12.7 during the postseason. In the following season, Elliott started in all 82 games, increasing his scoring to 15.9 points a game, the Spurs led by Robinson won 55 games, but lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Golden State Warriors in four games.
Elliott once again increased his scoring output in the playoffs, the Spurs looked forward to improving. The 1991–1992 season was be a tumultuous one for the team, with Brown stepping down as coach after a 21–17 start, replaced by Bob Bass; the Spurs still managed to win 47 games with Elliott starting in all 82 games and averaging 16.3 points, but San Antonio were swept in the first round by the Phoenix Suns. Like in his first two years, Elliott increased his scoring in the playoffs to 19.7 points a game for the three game series. Coaching changes once again destabilized the Spurs' season, before John Lucas II took over the team, leading them to 55 wins on a 39–22 record after the team opened the season with a record of 10–11. Elliott played in 70 games, once again placed second in scoring on the team to Robinson with 17.2 points a game, including a career-high 41 points against the Dallas Mavericks on December 18, 1992. He was named to play in the 1993 NBA All-Star Game along with Robinson. In the playoffs, San Antonio defeated Portland 3 games to 1, before facing the number one seeded Suns in the conference semifinal.
After losing the first two games in Phoenix, the Spurs responded with consecutive games at home, as Elliott scored 17 points in game 3 and 19 points in game 4. The Suns, led by superstar Charles Barkley managed to wrap up the series in the next two games. Elliot averaged 15.8 points per game in the playoffs. Elliott spent the 1993–94 season with the Detroit Pistons after being traded for Dennis Rodman in a multi-player deal; the Pistons had been a championship-contending team, were still led by veterans such as Isiah Thomas and Joe Dumars, but struggled with injuries throughout the season. After Elliott struggled with the Pistons, the Pistons attempted to trade him to the defending champion Houston Rockets in February 1994 in exchange for Robert Horry, Matt Bullard, two second-round draft choices. After the trade was voided, Elliott held a press conference and announced that he had a kidney problem. Elliott remained in Detroit for the rest of the season and started in a total 73 games, averaging 12.1 points a game.
Following the end of the season, he was traded back to the Spurs for the draft rights of Bill Curley. In the 1994–1995 season, the Spurs—now coached by Bob Hill—won 62 games led by Elliott and Robinson, who won that year's NBA Most Valuable Player Award; the Spurs clinched the top seed in the western conference, swept the Denver Nuggets in the first round before facing the young Los Angeles Lakers in the semifinals. The Lakers pushed San Antonio to a 6th game in Los Angeles. Elliott scored his high for the playoffs, in the series-clinching game; the Spurs had reached the conference finals. Despite having home court advantage, the Spurs lost the first two games at home, won two games before falling to the more experienced Rockets in 6 games. Elliott averaged 17.3 points a game in the playoffs. The 1995–1996 season was a personal best for Elliott, as he averaged 20 points a game, a career high, in 77 games. Elliott made a career-high 161 three-pointers on the season, played in the 1996 NBA All-Star Game, scoring 13 points in 22 minutes.
The Spurs once again came up short in the playoffs, defeating Phoenix in the first round before losing to the Utah Jazz in 6 games, with Elliott's scoring averaging falling t
Jordan Robert Farmar is an American former professional basketball player who last played for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association. In high school, he was named the Los Angeles Times High-School Player of the Year in 2003–04. Playing for UCLA in college, he was the Rivals.com National Freshman of the Year in 2004–05. Farmar was selected 26th overall in the first round of the 2006 NBA draft by the Los Angeles Lakers. With the Lakers, he won two NBA championships in 2009 and 2010. Farmar was born in Los Angeles, his mother is named Melinda, known as "Mindy", his father is Damon Farmar, a former minor league baseball outfielder, a second round pick in both the 1981 January draft and the 1982 June draft secondary phase. His father is African-American, his mother's father, Dr. Howard Baker, attended UCLA and worked at the UCLA Medical Center as a neurologist. Farmar has Shoshana Kolani. Farmar's parents divorced when he was two years old, he went to live with his mother, she soon married her current husband, Israeli Yehuda Kolani from Tel Aviv.
Farmar is Jewish, as are his stepfather. He had his bar mitzvah at Temple Judea in Tarzana, California. Farmar started playing basketball at age 4, he credits his stepfather Yehuda Kolani with instilling discipline, mental strength, a sense of obligation. Farmar inherited his competitive drive from his father and mentor, Damon Farmar, who played football and baseball at University High and baseball in the minor leagues; the younger Farmar spent hours in his father's clubhouses, with his father's teammates, watching his father play. Farmar's godfather is former major league baseball player Eric Davis. Farmar attended Portola Middle School and Temple Judea in Tarzana and Birmingham High School in Van Nuys, before transferring his second year to Taft High School in Woodland Hills, a suburban community of the San Fernando Valley within Los Angeles. At Taft High School, Farmar scored a record 54 points in a single game; as a junior, he averaged 28.5 points per game, 8.0 rebounds, 5.9 assists, 4.5 steals.
As a senior, he averaged 27.5 points and 6.5 assists, led Taft to the school's first Los Angeles City title. He had over 2,000 points in two seasons at Taft. Farmar was named the Los Angeles Times Player of the Year, LA City Co-Player of the Year, California Interscholastic Federation Los Angeles City Section High School Player of the Year, he earned USA Today Super 25 selection, second-team Parade All-American, Slam Magazine Honorable Mention All-American, CalHi Sports All-State honors, the Southern California Jewish Athlete of the Year. He was a teammate with former New York Giants wide receiver Steve Smith. Additionally, he was selected to play in the McDonald's High School All American game, where he scored 6 points and had 3 assists and 7 steals in 19 minutes of playing time. Considered one of the elite point guards in the nation at UCLA, Farmar was named to the All-Pac-10 First Team and the all Pac-10 Tournament team; as a freshman in 2004–05, Farmar was the Rivals.com National Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
He led the team in assists and free throw percentage, was # 2 in minutes and points, while topping all Pac-10 freshmen in scoring, free throw percentage, minutes played, as he was second in steals. He was named All-Pac-10 First Team the next season. In the 2006 NCAA Tournament, Farmar led the UCLA Bruins to the National Championship game against the Florida Gators, which they lost by a score of 73–57. Farmar led all scorers with 18 points, finished with 2 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals. Farmar made a notable steal and assist at the end of UCLA's Sweet Sixteen matchup with the Gonzaga Bulldogs, giving his team the lead for good after an impressive comeback effort. On April 20, 2006, he declared for the NBA Draft. Farmar impressed NBA scouts at the pre-draft combine with a 42-inch vertical leap, the highest of any player there, he was drafted by the Los Angeles Lakers with the 26th pick in the NBA draft, acquired along with Brian Grant, Caron Butler and Lamar Odom in a trade that sent Shaquille O’Neal to the Miami Heat.
On July 8, 2006, he made his debut at the Summer Pro League, held at the Walter Pyramid. His final game totals were 3 assists in 31 minutes of play. For most of the 2006–07 NBA season, Farmar played backup to Smush Parker. On March 31, 2007, Farmar was assigned to the Los Angeles D-Fenders. On April 1, Farmar scored 18 points in a 109–101 home loss against the Anaheim Arsenal. On that afternoon, he was re-called by the Lakers to play against the visiting Sacramento Kings. Farmar added 4 points and 4 rebounds in 7:38 minutes playing time, helping the Lakers take a home victory, thereby making history by becoming the first player to participate in both a D-League and an NBA game on the same day. On April 15, against the Seattle SuperSonics, Farmar got his first professional career start, replacing Smush Parker in the starting lineup. Along with two starts in the regular season, Farmar started all five playoff games at point guard. In those games against first round opponent the Phoenix Suns, he averaged 6.4 ppg and 1.2 spg against Steve Nash.
With the departure of Smush Parker, Aaron McKie, Shammond Williams, the Lakers lacked a point guard. Therefore, with the 19th selection in the 2007 NBA draft the Los Angeles Lakers selected point guard Javaris Crittenton, traded to the Memphis Grizzlies; as a result, during the summer and fall of 2007 Farmar became a denizen of the team training facility, working on his shot from June thr
Luc Mbah a Moute
Luc Richard Mbah a Moute is a Cameroonian professional basketball player. Mbah a Moute plays for the Cameroon national team. Mbah a Moute attended Montverde Academy in Florida from 2001 to 2005, where he was coached by Kevin Sutton. Soon, he would be Westwood-bound to play for Ben Howland and UCLA; as a freshman in 2005–06, Mbah a Moute led the Pac-10 Champion Bruins in rebounding. Mbah a Moute led or tied for the lead for the Bruins in rebounding in 27 regular-season games. In the NCAA tournament, Mbah a Moute scored the winning layup at the end of a comeback win over Gonzaga in the Sweet 16. Mbah a Moute posted 17 points, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, 1 assist in a Final Four victory over LSU. For the year, Mbah a Moute averaged 8.9 points and 8.1 rebounds, he was named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year. He became something of a cult phenomenon among the UCLA faithful. Along with fellow Cameroonian Alfred Aboya, the dynamic duo sparked the "Cameroon Crazies" section, along with an enormously popular T-shirt which read "Moute Kicks Boute".
Mbah a Moute himself became known as The Fresh Prince, after the television show of the same name. His mother, Goufane a Ziem Agnes Bertine, his father, Camille Moute à Bidias, had never seen him play for UCLA until they came from Cameroon to attend the Final Four of the 2008 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. During the 2008 season, his team had a record of 35–4 and won their third straight Pac-10 title and third straight NCAA Final Four. Mbah a Moute ended his UCLA career with an honorable mention All-Pac-10, honorable mention Pac-10 All-Defensive Team selection and a fifth-place finish in scoring, he is ranked the No. 15 rebounder with a total of 775 rebounds. Mbah a Moute became the first player to start in three straight Final Fours at UCLA in 34 years. Bill Walton, Jamaal Wilkes and Greg Lee were the last players at UCLA, Andre Hutson and Charlie Bell of Michigan State were the last ones to do so. Mbah a Moute gave up his eligibility to play college basketball at UCLA for his senior year to enter the 2008 NBA draft, in which he was selected by the Milwaukee Bucks with the 37th overall pick.
Mbah a Moute got off to a quick start with the Bucks, became a fan favourite. His strong play on defense, led to him overtaking Charlie Villanueva as the Bucks' starting power forward only nine games into the season. In his second game as a starter, Mbah a Moute posted career highs of 19 points and 17 rebounds in a 101–96 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. Bucks head coach Scott Skiles and general manager John Hammond both praised Mbah a Moute's defensive skills. After the 2010–11 season, Mbah a Moute became a restricted free agent. On 10 December 2011, he received a four-year, $18.7 million offer sheet from the Denver Nuggets. Three days the Bucks matched the offer sheet, re-signing Mbah a Moute. On 12 July 2013, Mbah a Moute was traded to the Sacramento Kings. On 26 November 2013, Mbah a Moute was traded to the Minnesota Timberwolves in exchange for Derrick Williams. On 23 August 2014, a three-team trade was completed, involving the Timberwolves, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the Philadelphia 76ers.
As part of the deal, Mbah a Moute and teammate Alexey Shved were traded to the Sixers, along with a 2015 first round draft pick from Cleveland. The Cavaliers received Kevin Love from Minnesota, whereas the Wolves received Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett from Cleveland and Thaddeus Young from Philadelphia. On 14 July 2015, Mbah a Moute signed with the Sacramento Kings once again. However, two days his contract was voided by the Kings after he failed his physical examination. Mbah a Moute filed grievance against the team, he passed a medical test in order to compete for Team Africa at the 2015 NBA Africa exhibition game on 1 August. On 25 September 2015, Mbah a Moute signed with the Los Angeles Clippers. Midway through the 2015–16 season, the Clippers placed Mbah a Moute into the starting lineup, he stayed in the starting throughout the playoffs as well. On 8 July 2016, Mbah a Moute re-signed with the Clippers. On 21 April 2017, in Game 3 of the Clippers' first-round playoff series against the Utah Jazz, Mbah a Moute scored a career playoff-high 15 points to help the Clippers win 111–106, taking a 2–1 lead in the series.
The Clippers went on to lose the series to the Jazz in seven games. On 19 July 2017, Mbah a Moute signed with the Houston Rockets. On 22 November 2017, in a 125–95 win against the Denver Nuggets, Mbah a Moute finished with a plus-minus of +57, the highest in an NBA game in 20 years, he was a perfect 5-of-5 shooting for 13 points in 26 minutes, during which the Rockets outscored the Nuggets 93–36. On 14 December 2017, he was ruled out for two to three weeks with a shoulder injury. Mbah a Moute dislocated his shoulder for a second time on 10 April 2018, in a 105–99 win over the Los Angeles Lakers, he subsequently missed the first round of the playoffs. On 19 July 2018, Mbah a Moute signed with the Los Angeles Clippers, returning to the franchise for a second stint, he appeared in just four games for the Clippers in 2018–19 after injuring his left knee in a game against the New Orleans Pelicans on 23 October 2018. He underwent various non-surgical treatment options before undergoing a partial medial meniscectomy on his left knee, with medial femoral condyle chondroplasty, on 28 March 2019.
He was subsequently waived by the Clippers on 7 April. Mbah a Moute is a prince in the village of Bia Messe, as he is a son of the elected village chief, Camille Mouté à Bidias, his father is a high-ranking government official, managing the National Employment Fund of Cameroon, a training and job-placement n
Harold David Miner is a retired American professional basketball player and two-time champion of the National Basketball Association Slam Dunk Contest. He attended college at the University of Southern California and was a star player on that school's men's basketball team, he left school in 1992 to pursue his professional career, played in the NBA for the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers. Despite comparisons to Michael Jordan, Miner's NBA career only lasted four years. A native of Inglewood, Miner first came to prominence as a high school player. A stand-out on his team at Inglewood High School, Miner's spectacular dunking ability resulted in his being given the nickname "Baby Jordan," in reference to fellow NBA high flyer Michael Jordan. Miner attended USC from 1989 until 1992; as a junior in what would be his final season with the team, Miner's play earned him Sports Illustrated magazine's selection as the college basketball player of the year over such notable candidates as Christian Laettner, Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning.
Miner led the USC Trojans men's basketball team to a #2 seeding in the 1992 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. The Trojans were upset in the second round, falling on one of the most famous baskets in the tournament's history—a three-pointer at the buzzer by James Forrest of Georgia Tech. Miner declared himself eligible for the 1992 NBA Draft, he was selected by the Miami Heat with the draft's 12th overall pick. Miner won the NBA Slam Dunk Contest twice, in 1993 and 1995. In the 1995 contest, Miner defeated Isaiah Rider, who had won the previous year, solidifying Miner as one of the game's best dunkers. However, his playing career proved unremarkable and failed to live up to the high expectations with which it began. Despite his dunking prowess, Miner did not get much playing time from Heat coaches, Kevin Loughery and Alvin Gentry. I always felt. — George Raveling, Miner's head coach at USC After the 1995 season, Miner was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers. He averaged 7.2 minutes per game for the Cavaliers.
On October 18, 1995 he was traded to the Toronto Raptors for Victor Alexander, but that trade was rescinded four days when Alexander failed his physical. Miner played five scoreless minutes in his last NBA game, a 26-point loss to the Chicago Bulls on February 20, 1996. Cleveland waived Miner, he was cut during the preseason. Rather than continue to pursue a career in professional basketball, either in the NBA or overseas, Miner retired from the sport, he said that his decision was prompted by the many knee injuries he suffered during his career. As of 2011, Miner had settled in Las Vegas and was married with two children, he said that he had invested wisely the money he had earned in salary and endorsements during his playing career, allowing him to remain a stay-at-home father, rather than needing to seek employment. Over most of the time since his retirement from basketball, he had been disinclined to give interviews or make public appearances, instead remaining private and inaccessible. In 2010, however, he agreed to an interview in which he indicated a desire to begin reconnecting with the University of Southern California and with some of his acquaintances from his playing days.
In 2011, Miner appeared at the Pacific-10 Men's Basketball Tournament, to be inducted into that conference's basketball Hall of Honor, indicated he planned to attend the retirement of his jersey by USC that year. He would attend the retirement of his jersey by USC during half time of the game against UCLA on 15 Jan 2012. Miner tied his previous seclusion to his disappointment with his professional career. Explaining his public reemergence, he said, "I guess. I've kind of purged my system and come to a point of accepting what happened with my career: that I wasn't able to live up to my own personal expectations." "Whatever happened to Harold Miner, the original'Baby Jordan'?", September 8, 2010 "USC lobs calls to Miner, hoping that one connects", Los Angeles Times, February 12, 2007 "Former USC basketball phenom Harold Miner makes peace with past", Los Angeles Times, March 7, 2011 "Baby Jordan", USC Trojans, January 11, 2012 Basketball-Reference bio
Ikechukwu Somtochukwu Diogu is a Nigerian-American professional basketball player for the Sichuan Blue Whales of the Chinese Basketball Association. Diogu's parents, natives of Nigeria, moved to the U. S. in 1980 to pursue further education. They moved from Buffalo, New York, where he was born, to Garland, Texas. Ike attended Austin Academy enrolled at Garland High School. Diogu is a member of the Igbo ethnic group. Diogu stands at 6 foot 9 inches tall, considered undersized for an NBA power forward, but he makes up for his lack of height with his muscle, girth and 7'4" wingspan. Diogu attended Arizona State University, he garnered several honors, both in the Pac-10 Conference and nationally. He won Pac-10 Freshman of the Year, Pac-10 Player of the Year in his final season with ASU, as a Junior. Many in the public speculated that Diogu would enter the draft after playing for his third season with Arizona State. On June 21, 2005, he made the decision to enter the NBA draft. Diogu was selected 9th overall in the first round of the 2005 NBA draft by the Golden State Warriors.
On December 23, 2005, he recorded a professional career-best 27 points on 13–15 shooting, surpassing his previous best by 12 points. On January 17, 2007, whom Larry Bird called the "gem" of the deal, was traded to the Indiana Pacers along with teammates Mike Dunleavy, Jr. Troy Murphy, Keith McLeod for Stephen Jackson, Al Harrington, Šarūnas Jasikevičius, Josh Powell. On June 26, 2008, Diogu was traded by Indiana to the Portland Trail Blazers along with the draft rights to Jerryd Bayless in exchange for Jarrett Jack, Josh McRoberts and the draft rights to Brandon Rush to the Indiana Pacers. Diogu was traded to the Sacramento Kings for the Chicago Bulls' Michael Ruffin on February 18, 2009. Diogu signed with the New Orleans Hornets on July 29, 2009, but never appeared in a game for the team, he signed with the Detroit Pistons on September 27, 2010, becoming a member of their preseason roster. On October 20, 2010, Diogu was waived by the Pistons; the Los Angeles Clippers signed Diogu as a free agent on December 22, 2010.
On February 8, 2011, Diogu scored a season-high 18 points against the Orlando Magic. Diogu joined the San Antonio Spurs on January 3, 2012. One week the Spurs waived him. During the 2012 CBA Playoffs, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers signed Diogu for the rest of the 2012 CBA Playoffs. Diogu was a replacement for Gani Lawal during this time, he signed with Capitanes de Arecibo of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. On October 1, 2012, Diogu signed with the Phoenix Suns, he was waived on October 24, 2012. In the fall of 2012, Diogu signed with the Guangdong Southern Tigers of the Chinese Basketball Association. After the season in China, he joined the Leones de Ponce in Puerto Rico. On September 27, 2013, Diogu signed with the New York Knicks. However, he was waived on October 25. On December 12, 2013, he was acquired by the Bakersfield Jam. On February 3, 2014, Diogu was named to the Prospects All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game. On April 25, 2014, he was named the 2014 NBA D-League Impact Player of the Year.
On April 29, 2014, Diogu re-joined the Leones de Ponce of the Baloncesto Superior Nacional. This year Diogu helped the Lions to win the championship over the Capitanes of Arecibo. On July 5, 2014, Diogu signed with the Dongguan Leopards of China for the 2014–15 CBA season. In October 2015, Diogu signed with Guangdong Southern Tigers for the 2015–16 CBA season. In November 2016, Diogu signed with the Jiangsu Monkey King for the purpose of replacing DeJuan Blair. In January 2018, Diogu signed with the Sichuan Blue Whales for the purpose of replacing Jamaal Franklin. Diogu has played with the senior men's Nigerian national basketball team, he is an Olympian as he has competed at the 2012 Summer Olympic Games and the 2016 Summer Olympic Games. He was named MVP of the 2017 FIBA Afrobasket tournament after averaging 22pts,8.7 rebounds. History of Nigerian Americans in Dallas–Fort Worth Ike Diogu on Instagram Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com Eurobasket.com Profile Arizona State bio
Michael Bibby is an American basketball coach and former player. He played professionally for 14 seasons in the National Basketball Association, he last served as the head coach for his alma mater, Shadow Mountain High School in Phoenix, Arizona. Bibby played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats, with whom he won the 1997 NCAA Championship, he was drafted second overall by the Vancouver Grizzlies in the 1998 NBA draft. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in his first season with the Grizzlies, he played for the Sacramento Kings, Atlanta Hawks, Washington Wizards, Miami Heat and New York Knicks. He is the son of former NBA player Henry Bibby. Bibby attended Shadow Mountain High School, won an Arizona state championship as a point guard under Coach Jerry Conner; as a freshman at Arizona playing under coach Lute Olson, Bibby helped lead the Wildcats to the NCAA championship in 1997, scoring 19 points in the overtime, 84-79 NCAA Championship Game win versus the University of Kentucky and finished third in the voting for the 1998 Wooden Award.
He was selected to the ’97 All-Final Four Team, after being named Pac-10 Freshman of the Year after posting averages of 13.5 ppg, 5.2 apg and 3.2 rpg. Bibby and his father are one of four father-son duos to each win an NCAA basketball championship, his sophomore year was just as impressive, as he was named Pac-10 Player of the Year, after averaging 17.2 ppg, 5.7 apg and 3.0 rpg. He started all 69 games during his Wildcat career and earned First-Team All-America honors after his sophomore campaign. Following his sophomore season, Bibby entered the 1998 NBA Draft and was selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the second overall pick. In his first season with the Grizzlies, Bibby averaged 13.2 points, 6.5 assists and 2.7 rebounds per game earning NBA All-Rookie honors during the season, abbreviated by a labor dispute. He improved those numbers in his next two seasons with the team, averaging 14.5 and 15.9 points per game, but the Grizzlies continued to struggle. On June 27, 2001, just after the Grizzlies had relocated to Memphis and Brent Price were traded to the Sacramento Kings for Jason Williams and Nick Anderson.
In his first season with Sacramento, Bibby formed one of the league's best duos alongside Chris Webber. The two of them guided the Kings to an NBA best-record at 61–21, a Pacific division title over their archrivals the Los Angeles Lakers, who at the time were the two-time defending NBA Champions. In the first two rounds of the playoffs, they defeated the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks, setting up a Western Conference Finals match-up against the Lakers; the 2002 Western Conference Final between the Sacramento Kings and Los Angeles Lakers was one of the most memorable in league history. The popular Kings led the two-time defending NBA champion Lakers three games to two heading into Game 6 at Staples Center, a game which would prove to be the most infamous of the series; the game, which the Lakers won by four, featured several phantom fouls, disputable calls including a late-game no-call foul on Bibby—after he was bleeding from being elbowed in the nose by Kobe Bryant. This game was the epitome of the major issue in the series.
Lakers shot 27 free throws in 4th quarter. Both teams complained about the officiating at different points in the series. Former NBA referee Tim Donaghy filed in court papers in 2008 said that Game 6 was fixed by the NBA. NBA Commissioner David Stern denied Donaghy's allegations. Lawrence Pedowitz, who led a review of the league's officiating following the outbreak of the scandal, concluded that while Game 6 was poorly officiated, no concrete evidence existed of it having been fixed; the Lakers won the series in game 7, would go on to win their third NBA championship in a row. Bibby's performance during the series most memorably his Game 5 game winner, earned him a reputation as a clutch performer, as a reward, he was granted a 7-year, $80.5 million contract. During the 2002–03 season, Bibby was hampered by injuries, playing in only 55 games, but still averaged a respectable 15.9 points per game with the Kings going 59–23 and securing second seed in the West, as well as a second-consecutive division title.
They faced the Utah Jazz and Dallas Mavericks in the first two rounds for the second consecutive playoffs, but after defeating the Jazz, 4–1, lost to the Mavericks in seven games. The Kings had lost Chris Webber to season-ending injury in game 2 against Dallas, but still forced the series to seven games. For the 2003–04 season, Bibby posted some of the best numbers of his career, scoring 1,506 points and helping the Kings reach the playoffs. Bibby helped to lift the Kings over the Dallas Mavericks in the first round, scoring a career playoff-best 36 points in the clinching Game 5, they would go on to lose in the second round for the second consecutive year, this time to the Minnesota Timberwolves 4–3. The next two seasons would see Sacramento taking yet another step backwards, losing in the opening round of the playoffs in both years. During the 2005–06 season, Bibby started all 82 games, averaged a career-high 21.1 points per game. They would lose in the first round of the playoffs to the defending-champion Spurs 4–2.
Bibby was made a guest of honor by the Sacramento Kings as he sat court side to watch the game against the Chicago Bulls on November 20, 2014. Along with former teammate Chris Webber, the pair were introduced to the crowd along with video clips as part of the team honoring its legends. On February 16, 2008 the Atlanta Hawks acquired Bibby in exchange for Shelden Williams, Anthony Johnson, Tyronn Lue, Lorenzen Wright and a 2008 sec
Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year
The Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year is a basketball award given to the Pac-12 Conference's most outstanding player. The award was first given following the 1975–76 season, when the conference was known as the Pacific-8, is determined by voting from the Pac-12 media and coaches. There have been two players honored multiple times: David Greenwood of UCLA and Sean Elliott of Arizona. Three freshmen have won the award: Shareef Abdur-Rahim of California, Kevin Love of UCLA and Deandre Ayton of Arizona; the only current Pac-12 member without a winner is one of Colorado. Between the arrival of Arizona and Arizona State in 1978 and the entry of Colorado and Utah in 2011, the conference was known as the Pacific–10. A For purposes of this table, the "year joined" reflects the year that each team joined the conference now known as the Pac-12 as chartered. Although the Pac-12 claims the Pacific Coast Conference, founded in 1915, as part of its own history, that conference disbanded in 1959 due to infighting and scandal.
That same year, five PCC members established the Athletic Association of Western Universities under a new charter that functions to this day. The Player of the Year Award was not established until 1976, by which time all of the final members of the PCC except for Idaho were reunited in what was the Pac-8. List of All-Pac-12 Conference men's basketball teams GeneralPac-10 Conference. "2008-09 Pac-10 men's basketball media guide - Honors section". Pac-10 Conference. Retrieved July 31, 2009. Specific