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Players born in the Year of the Snake
Born in 1965
A total of 67 players were born in that year, including Reggie Miller, David Robinson and Scottie Pippen.
Born in 1977
A total of 52 players were born in that year, including Paul Pierce, Stephon Marbury and Manu Ginobili.
Born in 1989
A total of 52 players were born in that year, including Blake Griffin, James Harden and Brandon Jennings
Records of the players born in the Year of Snake
1: Reggie Miller, 1965, Aug 24, 25,279
2: Paul Pierce, 1977, Oct 13, 23,269
3: David Robinson, 1965, Aug 6, 20,790
1: David Robinson, 1965, Aug 6, 10,497
2: Horace Grant, 1965, July 14, 9,443
3: Scottie Pippen, 1965, Sept 25, 7,494
1: Mark Jackson, 1965, April 1, 10,334
2: Stephon Marbury, 1977, Feb 20, 6,471
3: Scottie Pippen, 1965, Sept 25, 6,135
Highlights of the Year of Snake
2001: Chinese player Wang Zhizhi became the first Asian player to play in the NBA. On April 6, Wang became the first Chinese player to score in the league during his team, the Dallas Mavericks', game against the Atlanta Hawks.
On Sept 25, 2001: Michael Jordan announced his return to the NBA to play for the Washington Wizards, indicating his intention to donate his salary to a relief effort for the victims of the Sept 11, 2001 attacks. In an injury-plagued 2001-02 season, he led the team in scoring (22.9 per game), assists (5.2) and steals (1.42).
(China Daily 02/17/2013 page8)