A lot happened around the NBA in the past week, with a historical landmark by a veteran player leading the headlines.
Vince Carter became the first player in NBA history to play in four different decades.
— NBA (@NBA) January 5, 2020
Vince Carter has officially become the FIRST player in NBA history to play in four different decades!
Vince was drafted 5th overall in 1998 and immediately traded to the Toronto Raptors. pic.twitter.com/gfB9ZGTNps
— NBA Canada (@NBACanada) January 5, 2020
1990s | 2000s | 2010s | 2020s
Vince Carter is now officially the first player in NBA history to play in four separate decades 👏 pic.twitter.com/KkAkilfcNA
— ESPN (@espn) January 5, 2020
Sixers star Joel Embiid suffers ugly finger injury against the Thunder and is getting surgery. He will be re-evaluated in one-to-two weeks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Joel Embiid was forced to leave the game after a gruesome finger injury. pic.twitter.com/eMhVCtFCYm
— ESPN Australia & NZ (@ESPNAusNZ) January 7, 2020
The Sixers say Joel Embiid has a torn radial collateral ligament in the fourth metacarpal in his left hand. There is still no timetable for his return. He continues to consult with doctors about next steps.
— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 9, 2020
Sixers center Joel Embiid will have surgery on left hand tomorrow and be re-evaluted in one to two weeks, league source tells ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) January 9, 2020
James Harden and Trae Young became the first players in NBA history to have 40-point triple-doubles in the same game.
James Harden and Trae Young both go off for 40-point triple-doubles in Atlanta!
Harden: 41 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST, 75 FPTS
Trae: 42 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST, 72.6 FPTSpic.twitter.com/8nLgUCwsLI
— NBA Fantasy (@NBAFantasy) January 9, 2020
JAMES HARDEN (W)
41 PTS, 10 REB, 10 AST
9-34 FG, 4-20 3PT, 19-23 FT
8 TO, 3 BLK, 2 STL
42 PTS, 13 REB, 10 AST
11-30 FG, 4-11 3PT, 16-18 FT
3 TO, 1 BLK, 0 STL pic.twitter.com/zwJdt9j23E
— Ballislife.com (@Ballislife) January 9, 2020
James Harden picked up his 15th 40-point triple-double (2nd-most in NBA history) and Trae Young had the first 40-point triple-double in Hawks history.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 9, 2020
Kyrie Irving might return for the Nets within the next week. Irving has been out since November 14 with a shoulder injury.
— Malika Andrews (@malika_andrews) January 9, 2020
🎙 Complete @KyrieIrving sound 🎙
Kyrie returns to full practice and speaks about his potential return, his shoulder recovery, the play of Spencer, All-Star voting, and more: pic.twitter.com/kcaxOWLfbB
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) January 9, 2020
Kevin Love displays frustration with the performance of the Cavaliers this season. Love denied report that he told GM Koby Altman to go ahead and fine him because he has “plenty of money.”
Kevin Love's just walking on defense
— Chris Montano (@gswchris) January 5, 2020
Story at @TheAthleticNBA: Cavaliers' Kevin Love had an emotional outburst directed toward GM Koby Altman on Saturday expressing displeasure and disgust with the organization — after team issued fine for bench tantrum. https://t.co/Ejy1s6ZVwH
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) January 4, 2020